Founded by Shlomo G. Shoham, this series has delivered Israeli criminology to the English-speaking world since 1970. Volume 8 covers two of criminology's greatest themes: tradition and innovation. Tradition shapes criminal activity, and the response to it, in both promising and regrettable ways. Uri Timor and Efrat Shoham examine tradition as a means of rehabilitating inmates, while Shlomo reveals its dark side by describing suicide bombing as a sequel to the harsh cultural conflict that has raged throughout the ages. Tradition reminds us that crime has a past and a future, in theory and practice. Nick Tilley compares the early views of Karl Popper and later innovations from Ronald Clarke's situational crime prevention, while Hovav, Lawental, and Lawental evaluate the historical development of substance abuse treatment services in Israel. It is also clear that crime is transcending international boundaries and that globalization is facilitating the process. Bensinger's chapter, for instance, traces the trafficking of women as a growing international problem that will require global solutions and cooperation. What next?
We have touched upon and speculated about the future of crime and justice. Looking ahead, it will be essential for Israel to tackle the number one issue facing criminal justice: Terrorism. How will criminal justice react to this growing threat? Terrorism will not disappear, and state and international responses are likely to become more repressive and coordinated. In Volume 9 we will ask some hard questions about how terrorism is organized, supported, and financed, and what this will mean for the security of citizens, nations, and international systems.