Peer reviewed publications


Papalia, N., Spivak, B., Daffern, M., & Ogloff, J.R.P. (2020). Are psychological treatments for adults with histories of violent offending associated with change in dynamic risk fators? A meta-analysis of intermediate treatment outcomes. Criminal Justice and Behavior.


Spivak, B., & Shepherd, S. (2020). Machine learning and forensic risk assessment: new frontiers. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 1-11.


Shepherd, S., Spivak, B., Ashford, L.J., Williams, I., Trounson, J. & Paradies, Y. (2020). Closing the (incarceration) gap: Assessing the socio-economic and clinical indicators of Indigenous males by lifetime incarceration status. BMC Public Health.


Shepherd, S., & Spivak, B. (2020). Finding color in conformity part II - reflections on structured professional judgement and cross-cultural risk assessment. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.


Shepherd, S., & Spivak, B. (2020). Estimating the extent and nature of offending by Sudanese-born individuals in Victoria. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.


Spivak, B., McEwan, T., Luebbers, S., & Ogloff, J.R.P. (online first). Implementing evidence-based risk assessment when policing family violence: The reliability, validity and feasibility of a risk assessment instrument for prioritising police response. Policing and Society.


Spivak, B., Shepherd, S., Borschmann, R., Kinnar, S., Ogloff, J.R.P. & Hechtel, H. (2020). Crystalline methamphetamine (ice) use prior to youth detention: A forensic concern or public health issue. PLoS ONE.


Papalia, N., Shepherd, S., Spivak, B., Luebbers, S., Shea, D., Fullam, R. (2019). Cultural disparities in criminal justice system responses to first time juvenile offenders. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 46 (8), 1067-1087.


Spivak, B., Ogloff, J.R.P., Clough, J., Tinsley, Y., Young, W. (2019). The impact of fact-based instructions on juror application of the law: Results from a trans-tasman field study. Social Science Quarterly, 101 (1)


Papalia, N., Spivak, B., Daffern, M., Ogloff, J.R.P. (2019). A meta-analytic review of the efficacy of psychological offenders in correctional and forensic mental health settings. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 26 (2)


Spivak, B., Ogloff, J.R.P., Clough, J. (2018). Asking the right questions: examining the efficacy of fact-based instructions as a method of improving lay comprehension and application of legal concepts, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 26, 441-456.


Clough, J., Spivak, B., Ogloff, J.R.P., Tinsely, Y., Young, W. (2018). The judge as cartographer and guide: The role of fact-based directions in improving juror comprehension. Criminal Law Review, 42, 278-294


Shepherd, S., Spivak, B., Arabena, K., Paradies, Y. (2018). Identifying the prevalence and predictors of suicidal behaviours for Indigenous males in custody. BMC Public Health, 18, 1159.


Shepherd, S., Spivak, B., Borschmann, R., Kinnar, S., Hachtel, H. (2018). Correlates of self-harm and suicide attempts in justice involved young people. PLoS ONE, 13(2)


Spivak, B., Batagol, B., Sifris, A., Williams, B. (2018). Measuring empathy in undergraduate law students: Examining the factorial validity of the Jefferson Empathy Scale - Law Students (JES-LS). International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 58, 143-149.


Henshaw, M., Spivak, B., Thomas, S. (2016). Striking the right balance: Police experience, perceptions and use of independent support persons during interviews involving people with intellectual disability. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability, 31(2).


Spivak, B., & Thomas, S. (2012). Police contact with people with an intellectual disability: the Independent Third Person perspective, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 57 (7)

Monographs and book chapters


Batagol, B., Sifris, A., Spivak, B., Williams, B., Antolak-Saper, A. (2019). A missing piece of the puzzle? The relationship between empathy and mental health for law students in. J. Marychurch & A. Sifris (Eds) Wellness for Law: Making Wellness Core Business. Chatswood, NSW: LexisNexis Butterworths


Clough, J. Spivak, B., Ogloff, J.R.P., Ruffles, J., Goodman-Delahunty, J., Young, W. (2018). The Jury Project 10 Years On - Practices of Australian and New Zealand Judges. Melbourne, Victoria: The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration