Hava Dayan is a Lecturer at the School of Criminology, University of Haifa. She has 2 degrees in Sociology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a PhD in Sociology from the National University of Singapore (2001) and an LLB from the University of Haifa (2006).
She researches in the field of criminal law and society, with a particular focus and interest in gender and crime. These days she is finalizing her book on ‘Femicide and the American Criminal Doctrines’, targeted towards common law legal scholars. In addition she is active in social platforms combating femicide, where she has recently drafted several legislative bills to amend the penal codes of Israel and the US and is a substitute management committee member of the EU COST Action on Femicide across Europe.
Selected publications related to the field of violence against women include: ‘In Between the Hammer and the Anvil: Battered Women Claiming Self Defence and a Legislative Proposal to Amend Section 3.04(2)(b) of the US Model Penal Code’ (with Emanuel Gross) Harvard Journal on Legislation, Volume 52, 2015; ‘Uxoricide Under the Auspices of the Model Penal Code: A Legislative Proposal to Amend Section 210.3(b) of the Model Penal Code’ (with Emanuel Gross) Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, Volume 15.2, 2015