My research interests are in the areas of pedagogy, white-collar crime, cybercrime, monitoring offenders, and elder abuse.  I am especially interested in translating research so that it is of value to policy makers, practitioners, and academics.  I have published eight books:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice: A Balanced Approach. (with Will Oliver and Nancy Marion). (2018). 2nd Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 
  • White-Collar Crime: The Essentials.(2016). 2nd Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Reviewed in Professional Security.
  • White-Collar Crime: A Text/Reader.(2012). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Family Violence and Criminal Justice: A Life Course Approach.(with Randy Gainey). (2009). (3rd. edition). Cincinnati, OH: Anderson Publishing Company. Reviewed in ACJS Today, December 2010; Criminal Justice Review, 31, 371-373. 
  • Crime and Elder Abuse: An Integrated Perspective. (2011). (3rd). Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas. 2000.  Earlier editions reviewed in The New England Journal of Medicine (2001), Vol. 344, p. 2033; The Gerontologist (2001), Vol. 41, p. 137-138; Educational Gerontology (2001), Vol. 27, p. 199-200; Aging America Newsletter(2001), April, p. 3; Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect (2001), Vol. 13, p. 79-81; Criminal Justice Review(2001), 263-270; Social Work Education and Health Care, (2008).
  • Drugs and Policing: A Scientific Approach. (with Randy R. Gainey) (2005). Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas.
  • Crime in the Home Health Care Field: Workplace Violence, Theft, and Abuse. (2003). Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas.
  • Incarcerating White-collar Offenders. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas.

I have published more than 170 scholarly journal articles.  Many of my articles were written with current or former graduate or undergraduate students. In recent times, I have become interested in interdisciplinary scholarship.  Some of my recent articles include:

  • Payne, Brian K. (2018). White-collar cybercrime: Cybercrime, White-collar crime, or both? Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Law and Society Review.
  • Payne, Brian K.; Hadzhidimova, Lora. (2018).Cybersecurity and criminal justice: Exploring the Connections.  International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • May, David; Payne Brian K. (2018). Do white-collar offenders find prison more punitive than property offenders?. Journal of Financial Crime. 25(1), 230-43
  • Payne, Brian K. (2016). Becoming an academic administrator: Dancing in the dark or highway to hell?  Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 27. 271-284
  • Payne, Brian K. (2016). Effects on white-collar defendants of criminal justice attention and sanctions (p. 603-621), in The Oxford Handbook of White-Collar Crime, edited by Shanna R. Van Slyke, Michael L. Benson, and Francis Cullen.
  • Payne, Brian K.; and Policastro, Christina. (2016). Interventions, policies, and future research directions in family violence.. Chapter in The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence, Edited by Carlos Cuevas and Callie Rennison.

I am currently working on two National Science Foundation projects related to cybersecurity.  These projects aim to increase awareness about the topic, particularly among socially disadvantaged populations.  The two projects are:’

  • Payne, Brian K. (2017-2020). Co-PI: Hongyi Wu; Senior Personnel: Deri Draper; Emily Eddins; Chunsheng Xin; Cong Wang; Harris Wu; “Bridging the Disciplinary Gaps in Cybersecurity Curricula through General Education, High Impact Practices, and Training for Incoming Freshmen,” National Science Foundation, $499,994.
  • Xin, Chunsheng. (2018-2023). Co-PIs: Payne, Brian K.; Wu, Hongyi; Wang, Cong. “Improving the Success of Low-Income Students in a Cybersecurity Program.” National Science Foundation, $1,000,000.