DRAPKIN (Darom), ABRAHAM S. (1908–1993), criminologist and Israeli diplomat. Born in Argentina, Drapkin studied in Chile and from 1935 to 1940 was secretary-general of the Chilean Department of Prisons. In 1936 he founded the journal Revista de Ciencias Penales, and a year later helped establish the Chilean Institute of Penal Sciences. He published Jurisprudencia de las Circunstancias Eminentes de Responsabilidad Criminal (1937) and Relación de Causalidad y Delito (1943). In 1948 he immigrated to Israel and entered its foreign service. He represented Israel in Greece, Yugoslavia, Thailand, Mexico, and at the United Nations.

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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