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Dr Benjamin Spivak

Senior Lecturer, Forensic Psychology


Dr Benjamin Spivak holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Ph.D. from Monash University. Benjamin convenes a number of courses in the Graduate Diploma in Forensic Behavioural Sciences and conducts research on the topics of jury and judicial decision-making, violence risk assessment, cross-cultural disparities in crime and health outcomes, psychometrics and research methodology. In 2017, Benjamin was part of an inter-disciplinary team that received the prestigous gold award in the police-led category of the 2017 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards.

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Causes And Prevention Of Crime - 440201
  • Forensic Psychology - 520103

Teaching areas

Forensic Psychology


Also published as: Spivak, Benjamin; Spivak, B.; Spivak, B. L.; Spivak, Benjamin L.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: Emergency department presentations for mental illness, substance use, and self-harm among family violence victims and perpetrators: Identifying opportunities for prevention. *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2020: Family Violence Investigation Unit Case Prioritisation Tool Research Consultancy *; Victoria Police Research Contracts
  • 2019: Evaluation of Magistrates? Court of Victoria Family Violence Reforms *; Court Services Victoria
  • 2016: Effective judicial supervision of offender rehabilitation project *; Victorian Legal Services Board Grants Program

* Chief Investigator

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