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  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile



Dr Brian Payne Graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in June 2004 with a BSc in Psychology. Brian then stayed in Belfast to complete a Masters in Criminology (September 2006) and a PhD in Criminology (July 2012) both at the School of Law Queen’s University Belfast.  

Dr Brian Payne’s primary research interests lie in the areas of restorative justice, transnational organised crime, community policing and probation. He has previously worked on a major research council project entitled “North-South Irish Responses to Transnational Organised Crime” and conducted research with community restorative justice projects in West Belfast and police agencies in England. Brian’s Doctoral research (completed July 2012) explored the construction of partnerships between a community-based restorative justice project and the police in Nationalist/Republican communities of West Belfast, Northern Ireland. The research was funded by a Department for Employment and Learning PhD Studentship under the supervision of Professor Shadd Maruna and Professor Kieran McEvoy (Queen’s University Belfast).



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justice Social Sciences
organized crime Social Sciences
community Social Sciences
criminology Social Sciences
police Social Sciences
offense Social Sciences
assets Social Sciences
crime prevention Social Sciences

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Research Output 2010 2018

  • 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 6 Commissioned report
  • 4 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Book
1 Citation (Scopus)

Are Police-Led Social Crime Prevention Initiatives Effective?: A Process and Outcome Evaluation of a UK Youth Intervention

Hobson, J., Lynch, K., Payne, B. & Ellis, L., 5 Dec 2018, In : International Criminal Justice Review. x, x, p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
crime prevention
cost-benefit analysis

Community Ownership of Local Assets: conditions for sustainable success

Hobson, J., Lynch, K., Roberts, H. & Payne, B., 10 Nov 2018, 65, p. 116-125 9 p., 0743-0167.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
community resource management

Review of the Aston Project: Report.

Hobson, J., Lynch, K., Payne, B., Ellis, L. & Hyde, D., 10 Feb 2017, 78 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
natural sciences
best practice

Transnational Organised Crime A Comparative Analysis

Obokata, T. & Payne, B., 10 Jan 2017, London. 162 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

organized crime
law enforcement
cross-border cooperation

Evaluation of the Gloucestershire Constabulary young people engagement project (The Youth Forums).

Payne, B., Hobson, J. & Lynch, K., Nov 2016, 38 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Editorial work

Irish Probation Journal (Journal)

Brian Payne (Reviewer)
1 Sep 2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work