Claire Spivakovsky is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. Claire has worked in academia, the community sector, and the government sector, developing a range of social and criminal justice projects which advocated for the rights and needs of marginalized populations.Claire’s research expertise extends across the broad fields of punishment, imprisonment, detention and social control and she specialises in issues relating to disability and law and race and crime.
Claire’s work looks beyond the repeatedly documented over-representation of racialised and disabled bodies in the criminal justice system to consider how the criminal law is but one of the tools by which these populations are being contained and controlled at this time. Claire’s research follows this interest across a wide spectrum of topics, from the inclusive education of children with disability, to the everyday practices of disability group homes, the development of specialist mental health court procedures in the criminal justice system, and the imprisonment of racialised minorities.
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Literature Review And Interjurisdictional Analysis Concerning Young People With A Disabili..
Institutional violence against people with disability: recent legal and political developm..
The Impossibilities of Bearing Witness to the Institutional Violence of Coercive Intervent..
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A disability aware approach to torture prevention? Australian OPCAT ratification and improved protections for people with disability
M Lea, F Beaupert, N Bevan, D Celermajer, P Gooding, R Minty, E Phillips, C Spivakovsky, L Steele, DJ Wadiwel, PJ Weller
Journal article | 2018 | Australian Journal of Human Rights
The need for flexible and adaptive research in an environment of diverse barriers to accessing data
Journal article | 2011 | Canadian journal of law and society
There is concern among socio-legal scholars about the relationship that has formed between scholarly research and public policy. P..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Faculty of Arts Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher
Faculty of Arts Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Deakin University Commendation for Excellence in Teaching
Faculty of Arts Dean’s Award for Excellence in Student Evaluations
Senior Lecturer In Criminology
Social And Political Sciences
Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
University of Melbourne