Professor Richard Wortley

Head of Department, UCL Department of Security and Crime Science

Address: UCL Department of Security and Crime Science, 35 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9EZ
Phone No: +44(0)20 3108 3112
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Richard Wortley

Richard Wortley joined University College London in August 2010 as Director of the Jill Dando Institute for Security and Crime Science, and the Head of the Department of Security and Crime Science. He was previously Head of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University (Australia). He is a psychologist by discipline and is a former Chair of the Australian College of Forensic Psychologists. His research interests centre on the role that immediate environments play in behaviour, especially in criminal, corrupt, and antisocial acts. He has published widely in the areas of situational crime prevention, with over 50 journal articles and book chapters. He has recent books entitled Situational Prison Control: Crime Prevention in Correctional Institutions, Situational Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse (co-edited with Stephen Smallbone), Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (co-edited with Lorraine Mazerolle), Preventing Child Sexual Abuse (co-written with Stephen Smallbone and William Marshall), and Psychological Criminology: An Integrative Approach. He has been a chief investigator on eight research council-funded projects in Australia in areas including official misconduct in prison, whistleblowing in the public sector, child sexual abuse, the investigation of Internet child exploitation, and intimate partner homicide. 

Books:

Authored

Wortley, R. & Smallbone, S. (2012) Internet child pornography: Causes, investigation and prevention. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Wortley, R. (2011) Psychological criminology: An integrative approach. London: Routledge.

Smallbone, S., Marshall, W.L., & Wortley, R. (2008). Preventing child sexual abuse: Evidence, policy and practice. Cullompton, UK: Willan Publishing.

Wortley, R. (2002). Situational prison control: Crime prevention in correctional institutions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Edited

Wortley, R., & Mazerolle, L. (2008) (eds). Environmental criminology and crime analysis. Cullompton, UK: Willan Publishing.

Wortley, R., & Smallbone, S. (2006) (eds). Situational prevention of child sexual abuse. Crime prevention studies. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press

Guide Book

Wortley, R. & Smallbone, S. (2006). Child pornography on the Internet. Problem-Oriented Guides for Police Series. Washington DC: U.S. Department of Justice

Refereed Articles (recent):

McKillop, N., Smallbone, S., & Wortley, R. (in press). Offenders' Attachment and Sexual Abuse Onset: A Test of Theoretical Propositions. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment.

Wortley, R. and McFarlane, M. (2011) The role of territoriality in crime prevention: A field experiment. Security Journal, 24: 149-156.

Leclerc, B., Wortley, R. & Smallbone, S. (2011). Getting into the script of adult child sex offenders and mapping out situational prevention measures. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

Leclerc, B., Wortley, R. & Smallbone, S. (2010). Victim resistance in child sexual abuse: A look into the efficacy of self-protection strategies based on the offender’s experience. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25, 1-16.

Leclerc, B., Wortley, R. & Smallbone, S. (2010). Investigating mobility patterns for repetitive sexual contact in adult child sex offending. Journal of Criminal Justice, 38, 648-656.

Nisbet, I.A., Smallbone, S.W., & Wortley, R. (2010) Developmental, individual and family characteristics of specialist, versatile, and short- duration adolescent sex offenders', Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 2, 85-96.

Leclerc, B., Wortley, R. & Smallbone, S. (2010). An exploratory study of victim resistance in child sexual abuse: Offender modus operandi and victim characteristics. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 22, 25-41

Smallbone, S., & Wortley, R. (2008). Criterion and predictive validity of the Static-99 for adult males convicted of sexual offences against children. Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 1, 28-37.

Allard, T., Wortley, R., & Stewart, A. (2008). The effect of CCTV on prisoner misbehaviour. Prison Journal. 88, 404-422.

Rynne, J., Harding, R., & Wortley, R. (2008). Market testing and prison riots: How public-sector commercialization contributed to a prison riot. Criminology and Public Policy, 7, 117-142.

Allard, T., Wortley, R., & Stewart, A. (2006). The purposes of CCTV in prison. Security Journal, 19, 58-70.

Wimshurst, K., Wortley, R., Bates, M., & Allard, T. (2006). The impact of institutional factors on students’ results: Implications for ‘quality’ outcomes in universities. Higher Education Research & Development, 25, 131-145.

Book Chapters (recent):

Wortley, R. (2012). Affordance and situational crime prevention: Implications for counter-terrorism. In M. Taylor & P.M. Currie (eds) Terrorism and Affordance. Continuum.

Wortley, R. (2012). Internet child pornography: A situational perspective. In K. Ribisl & E. Quayle, Preventing Online Exploitation of Children.

Wortley, R. (2012). Exploring the Person-Situation Interaction in Situational Crime Prevention. In N. Tilley & G. Farrell (eds) The Reasoning Criminologist: Essays in Honour of Ronald V. Clarke, London: Routledge.

Wortley, R., & Stewart, A. (2011). Individual explanations of crime. In W. de Lint, D. Palmer & M. Marmo (eds) Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology. Sydney: Law Book Co.

Wortley, R. (2010). Child pornography. In M. Natarajan (ed.), International crime and justice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wortley, R. (2010). Critiques of situational crime prevention. In B. Fisher & S. Lab (eds) Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Wortley, R., Cassesmatis, P., & Donkin, M. (2008). Who blows the whistle, who doesn’t, and why? In A.J. Brown (ed), Whistleblowing in the Australian public sector. Canberra: ANU E Press.

Wortley, R., & Mazerolle, L. (2008). Environmental criminology and crime analysis: Situating the theory, analytic approach and application. In R. Wortley & L. Mazerolle (eds). Environmental criminology and crime analysis. Cullompton, UK: Willan.

Wortley, R. (2008). Situational precipitators of crime. In R. Wortley & L. Mazerolle (eds). Environmental criminology and crime analysis. Cullompton, UK: Willan.

Rombouts, S., & Wortley, R. (2008). Using forensic assessment instruments to inform risk management. In K. Fritzon & P. Wilson (eds), Forensic psychology and criminology: An Australasian perspective. Sydney: McGraw-Hill.

Invited Presentations (recent):

Wortley, R. (2012) Situational analysis of child sexual abuse. 2nd Workshop on Analysis and Modeling of Security, WAMOS, University of Chile, Santiago.

Wortley R. (2011) Situational prevention of child sexual abuse. International Conference on Children as Victims; Prevalence and Prevention. Nottingham.

Wortley, R. (21 Feb 2011). Crime science: Implications for changing behaviour to local government quality. Keep Britain Tidy Conference, London.

Wortley, R. (2010). Crime science and consumer protection. International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network Annual Conference, Noorwijk, Netherlands.

Wortley, R. (2009). Theories and principles of environmental criminology and crime analysis. Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (pre-event). Brasilia, Brazil.

Wortley, R. (2009). A Situational perspective on child sexual abuse. NSW Ombudsman Symposium. Working Together; Advancing Child Protection in the Workplace. Sydney.

Wortley, R. (2009). Predicting and preventing child sexual abuse: A situational approach (workshop). NSW Ombudsman Symposium. Working Together; Advancing Child Protection in the Workplace. Sydney.

Wortley, R. (2009). Situational prevention of child sexual abuse in the new technologies. G8 Global Symposium for Examining the Relationship between Online and Offline Offenses and Preventing the Sexual Exploitation of Children, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Wortley, R. (2009). Reducing prisoner violence/misconduct through environmental management and design. Prison Planning, Design and Development Conference, Brisbane.

Wortley, R. (2008). Prison corruption. Australasian Correctional Security Conference, Sydney.

Wortley, R (2007). Investigating and preventing child sexual abuse. Environmental Criminology and Policing. Seoul, South Korea.

Wortley, R. (2007). Situational approaches to preventing child sex offending. Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (pre-event). London.

Wortley, R. (2007). Who is the whistleblower? What do they blow the whistle about and why? Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference, Sydney.

Wortley, R. (2006). Situational crime prevention and child sexual abuse. 4th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Conference, Surfers Paradise.

Wortley, R. (2006). Sexual abuse of children: Can situational prevention work? 17th Annual Problem Oriented Policing Conference, Madison, Wisconsin

Wortley, R. (2006). Controlling child pornography. 17th Annual Problem Oriented Policing Conference, Madison, Wisconsin

Wortley, R. (2006). Situational crime prevention in correctional facilities. 17th Annual Problem Oriented Policing Conference, Madison, Wisconsin

Wortley, R., & Donkin, M. (2006). Who reports wrongdoing? Who doesn’t? Who thinks what about whistleblowing? National Investigations Symposium, Sydney.

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