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


Special Consultant and Instructor
U.S. Department of Treasury [1983–1985]
Magellan Research Corporation [1983–Present]
Research Fellow
University of South Florida [1982–1984]
Private Consultant
City of Tampa Attorney's Office [1982–2018]
Private Consultant
Tampa International Airport [1982–2018]
Arkansas State University [1981–2018]
Assistant Professor
University of South Florida [1981–1984]
Private Consultant
State of Arkansas [1981–2018]
Research Director and Private Consultant
City of Jonesboro [1981–2018]
Police Detective
Portland Police Bureau [1978–1980]

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)