Westlake Bryce, Ph.D.

Bryce WestlakeAssistant Professor
Ph.D., Simon Fraser University, BC

Office: Health Building 211

Email: Bryce.Westlake@sjsu.edu

Phone Number: 408.924.2743

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Curriculum Vitae


Bryce Westlake is an assistant professor in the Department of Justice Studies working in the field of digital forensic science. Dr. Westlake received his Ph.D. in Criminology from Simon Fraser University, in 2015. He comes from an interdisciplinary background, publishing in the fields of criminology, psychology, computer science, and sexuality. His teaching is in the areas of research and statistics, psychology, and cybercrime.


Bryce Westlake’s research interests include digital forensic science, online sex crimes (child exploitation, self-exploitation, tourism, and trafficking), BDSM and the law, cybercrime, social network analysis, criminal career, capital punishment, and non-monogamy.


Westlake, B.G., & Frank, R. (2017). Seeing the forest through the trees: Identifying key players in online child sexual exploitation distribution networks. In T. Holt (Ed.), Interdisciplinary Research on Cybercrime (pp.189-209). New York: Routledge

Westlake, B.G., Bouchard, M., & Girodat, A. (2017). How obvious is it: The content of child sexual exploitation websites. Deviant Behavior, 38(3), pp. 282-293. doi: 10.1080/01639625.2016.1197001.

Westlake, B.G., & Bouchard, M. (2016). Liking and hyperlinking: Examining reciprocity and diversity in online child exploitation network communities. Social Science Research, 59(September), pp. 23-36. doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.04.010.

Westlake, B.G., & Bouchard, M. (2016). Criminal careers in cyberspace: Examining website failure within child exploitation networks. Justice Quarterly, 33(7), pp. 1154-1181. doi: 10.1080/07418825.2015.1046393.

Westlake, B.G., Bouchard, M., & Frank, R. (2015). Child Exploitation Network Extractor: Validating the use of web-crawlers for cybercrime data collection. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, online first. doi: 10.1177/1079063215616818.

Paulhus, D.L., Westlake, B.G., Calvez, S.S., & Harms, P.D. (2013). Self-presentation style in job interviews: The role of personality and culture. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, pp. 2042-2059. doi: 10.1111/jasp.12157.