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  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile


Dr Brian Payne is the Course Director for Criminology and Criminal Justice (FT) at Ulster University. Brian 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
police Social Sciences
organized crime Social Sciences
community Social Sciences
criminology Social Sciences
offense Social Sciences
Ireland Social Sciences
assets Social Sciences

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Research Output 2010 2019

Restorative Justice Knowledge Exchange Slides from Conference Proceedings

Hobson, J. & Payne, B., 1 Sep 2019, University of Gloucestershire .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Restorative Practices Knowledge Exchange Report

Hobson, J. & Payne, B., 1 Sep 2019, 35 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Council of Europe

Results and Analysis of the Local Policing Review Consultation: Your Police Service, Your Views

Murray, C., Payne, B., Morrow, D., Byrne, J. & Walsh, C., 5 Nov 2019, Belfast. 116 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
Open Access
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

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Editorial work

Irish Probation Journal (Journal)

Brian Payne (Reviewer)
1 Sep 2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work