Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor

Professor of Criminology and Public Affairs, University of Texas at Dallas

Areas of Expertise

  • Police responses to crime
  • Police practices
  • Police use of force
  • Intelligence and terrorism
  • Domestic terrorism
  • Radical Islamic groups


Robert Taylor, Professor and Director at the University of Texas at Dallas, is an expert in police responses to crime, police use of force and domestic terrorism.

Taylor served as the director of the Executive Masters in Justice Administration and Leadership Program, the Program Head for the Public Affairs Program at UT-Dallas and the Executive Director of the W.W. Caruth Jr. Police Institute at Dallas (CPI). He consulted for the Police Foundation, the U.S. Department of Treasury and the National Crime Prevention Institute. He currently consults in police and security issues at Magellan Research Corporation. He is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Society of Criminology and the International Association of Chief of Police. He has received awards from ACJS and theUniversity of North Texas.

Taylor has published articles and chapters as well as co-authored books including Police Administration: Structures, Processes, and Behaviors, Criminal Investigation and Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs and Practices.

He received his Ph.D. in urban studies at Portland State University, M.S. in criminal justice administration at Michigan State University and B.S. in administration justice at Portland State University.