Dr Aiden Sidebottom

Lecturer

Address: UCL Department of Security and Crime Science, 35 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9EZ
Phone No: (+44) 020 7679 1232
Fax No: +44(0)20 3108 3088
Extension: 41232
Aiden

Aiden is a lecturer in Security and Crime Science at University College London. He joined the Department in September 2006. His main research interests are problem-oriented policing, situational crime prevention and crime prevention evaluation. Aiden's PhD research explored the application of environmental criminology to better understand and prevent crime in Malawi. 

Refereed Articles

Sidebottom, A., Ashby, M. and Johnson, S. D. (2014). Copper cable theft: revisiting the price-theft hypothesis. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 51(5): pp. 684-700.

Sidebottom, A. (2013). On the application of CRAVED to livestock theft in Malawi. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 37(3): pp.195-212.

Graycar, A. and Sidebottom, A. (2012). Corruption and control: a corruption reduction approach. Journal of Financial Crime, 19(4): pp. 384-399.

Sidebottom, A., Tilley, N. and Eck, J. E. (2012). Towards checklists to reduce common sources of problem-solving failure. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 6(2): pp. 194-209.

Guillaume, P., Sidebottom, A. and Tilley, N. (2012). On police and university collaborations: a problem-oriented policing case study. Police Practice and Research, 13(4): pp. 389-401.

Sidebottom, A. (2012). Repeat burglary victimization in Malawi and the influence of housing type and area-level affluence. Security Journal, 25(3): pp. 265– 281.

Sidebottom, A. and Tilley, N. (2012). Further improving reporting in crime and justice: an addendum to Perry, Weisburd and Hewitt (2010). Journal of Experimental Criminology, 8(1): pp. 49-69.

Sidebottom, A. and Tilley, N. (2011). Improving problem-oriented policing: the need for a new model? Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 13(2): pp. 79 - 101.

Sidebottom, A., Belur, J., Bowers, K., Tompson, L. and Johnson, S. D. (2011). Theft in price-volatile markets: On the relationship between copper price and copper theft. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 48(3): pp. 396-418.

Townsley, M. and Sidebottom, A. (2010). All offenders are equal, but some are more equal than others: variation in journeys to crime between offenders. Criminology, 48(3): pp. 897 – 917.

Sidebottom, A. and Bowers, K. (2010). Bag theft in bars: An analysis of relative risk, perceived risk and modus operandi. Security Journal, 23(3): pp. 206–224.

Sidebottom, A., Johnson, S. D. and Thorpe, A. (2009). Using targeted publicity to reduce opportunities for bicycle theft: A demonstration and replication. European Journal of Criminology, 6(3): pp. 267–286.

Bowers, K., Sidebottom, A. and Ekblom, P. (2009). CRITIC: a prospective planning tool for crime prevention evaluation designs. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 11(1): pp. 48-70.

Johnson, S., Sidebottom, A. and Thorpe, A. (2008). Bicycle theft. Problem-Oriented Guides for Police Series. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Sidebottom, A. and Tilley, N. (2008). Evolutionary Psychology and Fear of Crime. Policing: A journal of Policy and Practice, 2(2): pp. 167-174.

Townsley, M., Tompson, L. and Sidebottom, A. (2008). Editors’ Introduction to Special Edition of CPCS. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 10(2): pp. 69-74.

Ekblom, P. and Sidebottom, A. (2008). What Do You Mean, ‘Is It Secure?’ Redesigning Language to be Fit for the Task of Assessing the Security of Domestic and Personal Electronic Goods. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 14(1): pp. 61-87.

Book Chapters

Sidebottom, A. and Wortley, R. (forthcoming). Environmental criminology. In A. Piquero (ed.) Handbook of Criminological Theory. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Tilley, N. and Sidebottom, A. (in press). Routine activities and opportunity theory. In M. D. Krohn and J. Lane (ed.) Wiley Handbook of Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

Price, V., Sidebottom, A. and Tilley, N. (2014). Understanding and preventing lead theft from churches. In S. Thomas and L. Grove (ed.) Heritage Crime. Palgrave Macmillan.

Tilley, N. and Sidebottom, A. (2014). Situational crime prevention. In G. Bruinsma and D. Weisburd (ed.) Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. New York: Springer Verlag.

Sidebottom, A. and Johnson, S. D. (2014). Bicycle theft. In G. Bruinsma and D. Weisburd (ed.) Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. New York: Springer Verlag.

Sidebottom, A. (2013). Bike theft. In J.I. Ross (ed.) Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America. Sage Publications.

Ekblom, P., Bowers, K., Gamman, L., Sidebottom, A., Thomas, C., Thorpe, A. and Willcocks, M. (2012). Design against bag theft: a case study of the Grippa clip using the Security Function Framework. In P. Ekblom (ed.) Designing out crime from products: Towards research-based practice. Crime Prevention Studies, Vol. 26. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.

Sidebottom, A., Guillaume, P., Archer, T.  (2012). Findings from the first trial of a design-based intervention to reduce bag theft from supermarket trolleys. In P. Ekblom (ed.) Designing out crime from products: Towards research-based practice. Crime Prevention Studies, Vol. 26. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.

Thorpe, A., Johnson, S.D. and Sidebottom, A. (2012). The impact of seven prototype bicycle parking stands on opportunities for bicycle theft. In P. Ekblom (ed.) Designing out crime from products: Towards research-based practice. Crime Prevention Studies, Vol. 26. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.

Thorpe, A., Gamman, L., Ekblom, P., Johnson, S. and Sidebottom, A. (2010). Bike Off 2 – catalysing anti-theft bike, bike parking and information design for the 21st century: an open innovation research approach. In T. Inns (ed.) Designing for the 21st Century: Volume 2: Interdisciplinary Methods and Findings. Gower: Ashgate.

Sidebottom, A. (2008). Crime Science and the Arms Race Dynamics of Crime Prevention, in K. Jaishankar (ed.) International Perspectives on Crime and Justice (pp. 430 – 454). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Edited Collections

Townsley, M., Tompson, L. and Sidebottom, A. (2008). Special Issue: New directions in Environmental Criminology. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 10(2). (Guest Editors).

Honours and Awards

Winner of the Transparency International Anti-Corruption Research Network young researcher paper competition 2010.

Sidebottom, A. (2010). Enriching Corruption: Some suggestions on how situational crime prevention can inform the analysis and prevention of corruption.  Available at:

http://corruptionresearchnetwork.org/resources/frontpage-articles/the-acrn-research-paper-competition



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