Institute of Criminal Justice Studies


Mr Dean Blackbourn

  • Qualifications: BA (Hons) (Birmingham City University), MSc (Portsmouth), PTLLS, ACFTech, ACFS, ACFTrainer (Portsmouth).
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer and Course Leader – BSc (Hons) Counter Fraud and Criminal Justice Studies (DL)
  • Address: St George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 3830
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  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Dean Blackbourn is a senior lecturer in Counter Fraud Studies with the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies, at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth. Prior to this Dean was a Research Fellow in Counter Fraud Studies and before that a lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice, where he taught across both the Criminology and Criminal Justice and Criminology and Forensic Studies programmes.

Having been involved in a broad range of research activities, many have been related to Community Safety, Cold Case Reviews and the Victims of Crime. Dean has recently been involved in carrying out research on behalf of the National Fraud Authority, examining ACPO victims experiences of fraud. In addition to this, Dean has evaluated the effectiveness of CCTV for Portsmouth City Council and carried out a series of Crime Audits commissioned by East Hampshire, Winchester and Isle of Wight Councils. Furthermore, he has worked with a number of police services throughout England & Wales, not only upon improving police relations with minority groups, but towards improving community safety. Dean also served as an advisor to  The Equalities Review Panel, Whitehall, London, on designing Crime and Victimisation Policy.

He graduated from Birmingham City University, before completing his Master's at the University of Portsmouth.


  • Fraud & corruption
  • Victims of fraud & corruption
  • Countering fraud & corruption measures
  • Social engineering & fraud

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