Westlake Bryce, Ph.D.

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

MacQuarrie Hall 529


Email: bryce.westlake@sjsu.edu

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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 comes from an interdisciplinary background, publishing in the fields of criminology, psychology, computer science, and sexuality. His research has focused on the distribution of child sexual exploitation material in cyberspace, social network analysis, the criminal career, and BDSM and the law.


Bryce Westlakes’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., 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.

Westlake, B.G., & Bouchard, M. (2015). Criminal careers in cyberspace: Examining website failure within child exploitation networks. Justice Quarterly, online first. doi: 10.1080/07418825.2015.1046393.

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.

Westlake, B.G., Bouchard, M., & Frank, R. (2011). Finding the key players in online child exploitation networks. Policy and Internet, 3(2), Article 6. doi:10.2202/1944-2866.1126.

Bouchard, M., & Westlake, B.G. (forthcoming). Community detection in online criminal networks and its implications for research co-offending. In R. Boivin & C. Morselli (Eds.), Analysis of Criminal Networks. Montreal: The University Press.