Bryce Westlake, Ph.D.

Dr. Bryce Westlake

Associate Professor 

Ph.D., Simon Fraser University; Burnaby, British Columbia

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, cybercrime, and psychology.



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Research Interests

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; Non-Monogamy.


Selected Publications

Westlake, B. G. (2020). The past, present, and future of online child sexual exploitation: Summarizing the evolution of production, distribution, and detection. In T. Holt & A. Bossler (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of international cybercrime and cyberdeviance (pp.1225-1253). Palgrave Macmillian, Cham. doi: [pdf]

Westlake, B.G. (2018) Delineating victims from perpetrators: Prosecuting self-produced child pornography in Youth Criminal Justice Systems. International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 12(1), pp. 248-261. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.495776. [pdf]

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 [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]