Dr. Tamar Berenblum is the research director of the The Federmann Cyber Security Center – Cyber Law Program, Faculty of Law, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Tamar is a Post-Doc Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), Netherlands, Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and at The Center for Cyber Law & Policy at the Haifa University (CCLP).
Tamar's research interests include victimology, sociology of knowledge, cybercrime, online social control and digital rights. Her Doctoral thesis at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel titled "The Internet as a Sphere of Social Control" examines the internet both as a sphere for social control and as a tool for such control over deviant activities. The study focuses on mapping and analyzing online social control practices and the applicability of social control theories and policies in the context of cyberspace.
Tamar has research experience both as a project manager and as a Co-PI. She is part of research teams studying deterrence, prevention and regulation of computer crimes, online-shaming, developments in the field of victimology and the effect of language accessibility of the legal proceeding.
In addition, Tamar serves as a public representative in Parole Committees of the Court Administration.