Professor Richard Wortley

Richard Wortley

New Zealand Institute of Security & Crime Science

Qualifications: BA(Hons), MSc(Psych), PhD

Research Interests

My research interests centre on the role that immediate environments play in criminal behaviour and the implications this has for situational crime prevention. I have a particular interest in the prevention of child sexual exploitation (CSE), both contact and online offending.

Recent Publications

  • Kuo, T. L., Sidebottom, A., Wortley, R., & Tsai, T. M. (2022). Repeat and near repeat burglary victimization in Taiwan. Asian Journal of Criminology. doi:10.1007/s11417-022-09364-9

  • Leclerc, B., Reynald, D., Wortley, R., Cook, A., & Cale, J. (2022). An examination of noncompleted sexual offences, offenders’ perceptions of risks and difficulties and related situational factors. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. doi:10.1177/00224278221085244

  • Eriksson, L., McPhedran, S., Mazerolle, P., & Wortley, R. (2022). Gendered entitlement or generally violent? Sociodemographic, developmental, and gender-based attitudinal characteristics of men who commit homicide. Homicide Studies. doi:10.1177/10887679221079801

  • Eriksson, L., Bryant, S., McPhedran, S., Mazerolle, P., & Wortley, R. (2021). Alcohol and drug problems among Australian homicide offenders. Addiction, 116(3), 618-631. doi:10.1111/add.15169

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Crime; Psychology