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..
Commentary on "Legitimacy and ambiguity: Institutional logics and their outcome for people..
Criminalized Vietnamese women, 'problem gambling' and experiential rifts: Towards a crimin..
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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, Piers Gooding, R Minty, E Phillips, C Spivakovsky, L Steele, DJ Wadiwel, PJ Weller
Journal article | 2018 | Australian Journal of Human Rights
In 2017, Australia ratiﬁed the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment..
The maelstrom of punishment, mental illness, intellectual disability and cognitive impairment
M Segrave, C Spivakovsky, A Eriksson
Journal article | 2017 | Punishment & Society
While the issue of mental health and its intersection with the criminal justice system has gained traction in recent years, there ..
From punishment to protection: Containing and controlling the lives of people with disabilities in human rights
Journal article | 2014 | Punishment & Society
In the last decade, criminology has begun to raise concerns about people with disabilities’ problematic relationship with criminal..
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