Lior Gideon is full time faculty at the department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He was born in Israel, and served in the IDF for 3 years in active duty and for another 13 years in the reserve. He holds a bachelors degree in Sociology with concentration on organizational studies and mass communication, Masters in Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice Administration, from Haifa University, in Israel, and Ph.D. in Criminology from the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem , Israel . Prior to joining John Jay, Dr. Gideon has completed two years post-doctoral fellowship with the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) at the University of Maryland. In his most recent research Dr. Gideon served as a project manager for an evaluation project on LSI-R and Proactive Community Supervision.