Giora Rahav was born in Israel in 1945. He graduated from Tel Aviv University in 1967 and continued his studies in sociology at Central Michigan University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Indiana University in 1974. After a few years at the faculty of Tel Aviv University and the University of Haifa, he joined Florida State University. He moved back to Tel Aviv University in 1980, and has been on its Faculty since then. His area is criminology and the study of various forms of deviant behavior. Since 1989, he has been one of the leading investigators of drug and alcohol use in Israel and has participated in several multinational studies of these problems. He has served in several key positions in the Israeli Sociological Association, the Israeli Society of Criminology, and the Israel Criminology Council. In recent years, he devoted considerable energy to the development of two of the country’s colleges: the Ruppin Academic Center’s Program on Migration and Social Integration and the Yizreel Valley College Department of Criminology.
Biography Updated on 4 December 2011