Robert Taylor

Professor of Criminology
GR 3.824
Tags: Criminology & Criminal Justice

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Urban Studies
Portland State University - 1981
M.S. - Criminal Justice Administration
Michigan State University - 1974
B.S. - Administration Justice
Portland State University - 1973


Decision-Making in Protracted Crisis Situations in progress. forthcoming - Publication
Criminal Investigation, 10th edition (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009) with Charles R. Swanson, Leonard Territo, and Neil Chamlin, This is the landmark textbook in the field of criminal investigation and the 11th edition is in production (due out 2012). forthcoming - Publication
Completed manuscript, A History of the Greater Dallas Crime Commission, with Lee Latham, to be published by the University of North Texas Press, 2011. 2011 - Publication
Two new books under contract: Understanding Terrorism and Introduction to Criminal Justice: The Human Perspective with McGraw-Hill Publishers, expected publication dates in late 2011. 2011 - Publication
Digital Crime and Digital Terrorism, 2nd edition (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2010) with Eric Fritsch, John Liederbach, and Thomas Holt. 2010 - Publication
Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs and Practices, 3nd edition (New York: McGraw-Hill Press, 2010) with Eric Fritsch. 2010 - Publication
The Caruth Police Institute: A Comprehensive Approach to Staff and Leadership Development, with R.C. Davis, accepted for publication in The Police Chief, April 2010. 2010 - Publication
Intelligence-Led Policing and Fusion Centers, Critical Issues in Policing, edited by Roger G. Dunham and Geoffrey P. Alpert (Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2010) 2010 - Publication
An Inaugural Year for the Caruth Police Institute at Dallas, with R.C. Davis, published in the Community Policing Dispatch (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, COPS Office), Volume 3, Issue 2, February 2010. 2010 - Publication
Understanding the Complexities of Human Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation: The Case of Southeast Asia, with A. Blackburn, Women and Criminal Justice, accepted for publication and due out March, 2010. 2010 - Publication


Professor and Head of the Public Affairs Program
University of Texas at Dallas [2011–Present]
Founding Executive Director
University of North Texas [2008–2010]
Professor and Chair
University of North Texas [1995–2007]
Senior Vice-President
Emergency Resources International, Inc [1994–1995]
Research Fellow
Institute for Law Enforcement Administration [1989–Present]
Technical Consultant
Police Foundation [1989–1993]
University of Texas at Tyler [1986–1995]

University of Louisville [1985–1988]
Director of Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor
Northern Arizona University [1984–1985]
Private Consultant
University of South Florida Police Department [1983–1984]

Additional Information

Special Awards, Honors, and Appointments
  • Invited Participant: Police Leadership Forum, U.S. Department of Justices, Office of Community Oriented Police Services hosted by John Jay University, in New York, July 9-10, 2009 and April 28-30, 2010. 
  • Recipient of National Award: The O.W. Wilson Award presented by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences “in recognition of outstanding contribution to police education, research and practice.” Presented at the ACJS Annual Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio in March 2008. 
  • Invited Keynote Speaker: First Australian Banking Symposium on Money Laundering held in Melbourne, Australia, 2008. 
  • Invited Keynote Speaker: National Conference for Inspector General’s of the United States, held in Austin, Texas, April 2007. 
  • Invited Keynote Speaker: First International Asian Banking Symposium on Money Laundering held in Singapore, May 2007. 
  • Primary and lead consultant for U.S. Department of Justice: Funded by Bureau of Justice Administration through the Institute for Intergovernmental Research on Middle East Terrorist Groups in the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training Program – SLATT (2000 to Present). 
  • Active Consultant: U.S. Departments of State, Homeland Security, Justice, and Treasury, the countries of United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Saipan, Guam, Cambodia, Thailand, Turkey and Northern Cyprus, and other local and state agencies regarding various issues in police administration and international/domestic terrorism (2000- Present). 
  • Founding Member: North Texas Electronic Crimes Task Force (NTEC) sponsored by the U.S. Secret Service (January 2003 to Present). 
  • Deputy Editor: Police Quarterly (2002 to Present) Board of Editors: Journal of Juvenile Justice and Youth Violence (2000 to Present) 
  • University Award Recipient: University of North Texas Regents’ Lecture Award for work on Terrorism and the Middle East, 2003 ($2,500 Award). 
  • Member: “Council of Experts” for the Institute for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, Oliver “Buck” Revell, President, 725 15th Street, Washington, DC., 1998-2000. 
  • Teaching Award: “Top Prof” Teaching Award by the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, University of North Texas, 1997. 
  • Governor’s Appointment -- Chair: State of Texas Advisory Committee on Information and Computer Security, appointed through the Department of Information Resources, Governor Ann Richards. Responsible for developing security policies for all state computer centers (1991-93). 
  • Invited Lecturer: Law Enforcement Institute of Texas, Sam Houston State University, seminar on “Matching Structure to Objectives in Community Policing Programs,” in Austin, Texas, October 1991. 
  • National Nominee: 1991 and 1990 CASE Professor of the Year Award, Council for Advancement and Support of Education. 
  • University Teaching Award Recipient: 1990 University of Texas Chancellor’s Outstanding Teaching Award ($1,500 Award). 
  • Member: Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Marquis Publication, 1984-present. 
  • Member: State of Texas, Governor’s Committee for Curriculum Development for the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 1988. 
  • Editor: Police Computer Review, published by Eastern Kentucky University (1983-88). 
  • Editor: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, published by California State University at Long Beach. Guest editor for volume on Criminal Justice Liability, Spring 1988. 
  • Editor: Information Security Monitor, International magazine published by IBC Technical Services in London. Professional circulation in both Europe and the United 
  • States, 1986-1996. 
  • Editor-in-Chief: PoliceNet Magazine, Computer Applications in Criminal Justice, 1983-85. 
  • Member: Smith County Task Force on Computerization, Smith County (Tyler), Texas 1986. 
  • Board of Directors: IMPACT Crisis Team, Victim-Witness Assistance, Flagstaff, Arizona, 1984-85. 
  • Twelve Portland Police Bureau Commendations: 
    • Citizen’s and Chief’s Commendations for the apprehension of burglary and robbery suspects, professional handling of hostage situations, aid given to victims, and superior investigation of robbery and homicide cases (1973-1980).
  • Law Enforcement Assistance Administration Graduate Research Fellowship, 1974.
  • Michigan State University Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 1973.
Membership in Professional Organizations
  • Member: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) 
    • Elected to National Chair, Police Section 2000-2003
    • This was a six year commitment to the organization. The Police Section is the largest section within ACJS composed of over 500 members. 
    • ACJS Program Committee Section Chair
    • Appointed for the 1986, 1989, 1990, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2008 and up-coming 2011 annual meetings. 

Other offices and positions held include: 

Police Section: Awards Nominations Committee (1991-94)

Committee Member: Nominations and Elections Committee (1989) 

Elected in the 1989 Annual Meeting to the National Steering Committee for the development and implementation of a Police Section within the Academy. Provided slate of officers and developed by-laws. 

Committee Member for ACJS Constitution and By-Laws (1988) 

  • Member: American Society of Criminology (ASC)
    •  Member: Committee on Ethics (2003 to Present) 
  • Member: International Association of Chief of Police (IACP) 
    •  Member: Police Administration and Leadership Committee (2008 to Present) 
    •  Member: International and Domestic Terrorism Committee (2001-03) 
  • Member: American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
    • Member: Section on Criminal Justice Administration (1986-90) 
    • Member: International Relations Committee (1987-88). 
  • Member: American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
    •  National Committee Member on Computer Security (1986-87) 
    •  National Committee Member on Crime Prevention and Terrorism (1985-86) 
  • Member: Alpha Phi Sigma – National C.J. Honor Society (1973-75) 
Membership in Professional Organizations
  • Numerous National and Local Media Presentations 
  • Federal and State Qualified Expert Witness on Police Policies, Practices and Procedures 
  • (Use of Force, Pursuit Driving, Internal Affairs Investigations, Officer-Involved Critical Incidents) 
  • Accomplished Federal Grant Report Writer 
  •  Speak, Read and Write Spanish 
  •  Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor (PADI #166430) 
  •  Open Water Sailor: Keelboat Certified (ASA 2010002288)