Maria (Maki) Haberfeld

Maria (Maki) Haberfeld

Professor, Chairperson
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1992 PhD

1990 MPhil

1983 MA

1980 BA

1980 BA
Graduate Center of the City University of New York (Criminal Justice)

Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Hebrew University (Criminology)

Hebrew University (History)

Hebrew University (Archaeology)


Maria (Maki) Haberfeld is a Professor of Police Science, in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She was born in Poland and immigrated to Israel as a teenager. She served in the Israel Defense Forces in a counter-terrorist unit and left the army at the rank of a sergeant. Prior to coming to John Jay she served in the Israel National Police and left the force at the rank of lieutenant. She also worked as a special consultant for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in the New York Field Office. She has conducted research in the areas of public and private law enforcement, integrity, and white-collar crime in the United States, Eastern and Western Europe and Israel. In addition to her research, she has also provided leadership training to a number of police agencies. Since 2001 she has been involved in developing, coordinating and teaching in a special educational program at John Jay for the New York City Police Department. Her recent publications include: Critical Issues in Police Training (2002), Contours of Police Integrity (co-editor, 2003), the International Volume of Sage’s Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement (volume editor, 2004), Police Leadership (2005), Enhancing Police Integrity (co-author, 2006), and Comparative Policing: The Struggle for Democratization (co-editor, 2007). Her latest works include three books on terrorism related issues: A New Understanding of Terrorism (co-editor, 2009), Modern Piracy and Maritime Terrorism (co-editor, 2009), Terrorism Within Comparative International Context (co-author, 2009), Russian Organized Corruption Networks and their International Trajectories (co-authored, 2011), Critical Issues in Police Training (2011), Police Organization and Training: Innovations in Research and Practice (co-edited, 2011) and Police Leadership: Organizational and Managerial Decision Making Process (2012), Policing Muslim Communities (co-authored, 2012), Match-Fixing in International Sports (co-edited, 2013), Introduction to Policing: the Pillar of Democracy (co-authored, 2014) and Measuring Police Integrity across the World (co-edited, 2015).  



Policing with emphasis on comparative, training, leadership, integrity and ethics; comparative criminal justice; counter-terrorism.