Prof. Taylor is a retired Professor of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He is a forensic and legal psychologist, with interests and experience in counter terrorism, psychological issues related to terrorists and terrorism, the Internet crime and terrorism, and more generally applied criminology. Prior to St. Andrews, Prof. Taylor was Professor of Applied Psychology at University College, Cork, Ireland, from 1983–2006. He is the author of ten books and numerous academic journal articles, mainly in the area of terrorism studies and child protection and the Internet, and is currently editor of Terrorism and Political Violence. He has served on a number of UK, EU, and Irish Government Committees related to terrorism and Internet crime, including the Government of Ireland Internet Advisory Board. He was a consultant to the UNICEF Special Representative to the Former Yugoslavia from 1993–96.
Prof. Taylor holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Liverpool and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wales.
Currie, P.M. and Taylor, M. (Eds.). Forthcoming. Right Wing Terrorism. New York: Continuum Press.
Taylor, M. and Currie, P.M. (Eds.). 2012. Terrorism and Affordance. New York: Continuum Press.
Currie, P.M. and Taylor, M. (Eds.). 2011. Dissident Irish Republicanism. New York: Continuum Press.
Quayle, E., Erooga, M., Wright, L., Taylor, M., and Harbinson, J. 2006. ONLY PICTURES? Therapeutic Work with Internet Sex Offenders. Dorset: Russell House.
Quayle, E. and Taylor, M. (Eds.). 2005. Viewing Child Pornography on the Internet. Understanding the Offence, Managing the Offender, Helping the Victims. Dorset: Russell House.
Taylor, M. and Quayle, E. 2003. Child Pornography: An Internet Crime. London: Brunner-Routledge.
Taylor, M. and Horgan, J. (Eds.). 2000. The Future of Terrorism. London: Frank Cass (foreign language versions also published.)
Holbrook, D., Ramsay, G., and Taylor, M. In Press. “Terroristic Content: Towards a Grading Scale.” Terrorism and Political Violence.
Taylor, M. 2010. “Is Terrorism a Group Phenomenon?” Aggression and Violent Behavior 15:121–129.
Parker, M. and Taylor, M. 2010. “Financial Intelligence: A Price Worth Paying?” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 33:949¬–959.
Taylor, M. and Quayle, E. 2008. “Criminogenic Qualities of the Internet in the Collection and Distribution of Abuse Images of Children. In “Applying Psychology: A Feitschrift for Dr. Elizabeth A. Dunne.” McCarthy, J., Quayle, E., Aylwin, S., and Lyddy, F. Irish Journal of Psychology 29:119–130.
Taylor, M. and Horgan, J. 2006. “A Conceptual Framework for Addressing Psychological Process in the Development of the Terrorist.” Terrorism and Political Violence 18 (4):585–601.
Taylor, M. and ElBushra, M.E. 2006. “Research Note: Hassan al–Turabi, Osama bin Laden, and Al Qaeda in Sudan.” Terrorism and Political Violence 18 (3):449–464.
Quayle, E., Vaughan, M., and Taylor, M. 2006. “Sex offenders, Internet Child Abuse Images and Emotional Avoidance: The Importance of Values.” Aggression and Violent Behavior 11 (1):1–11.
Quayle, E. and Taylor, M. 2003. “A Cognitive Behavioural Model of Problematic Internet Use in People with a Sexual Interest in Children.” CyberPsychology and Behavior 6 (1):93–106.
Quayle, E. and Taylor, M. 2002. “Child Pornography and the Internet: Perpetuating a Cycle of Abuse.” Deviant Behavior 23 (4):331–362.
Quayle, E. and Taylor, M. 2002. “Pedophiles, Pornography and the Internet: Assessment issues.” British Journal of Social Work 32:863–875.
Taylor, M., Quayle, E., and Holland, G. 2001. “Child Pornography, the Internet and Offending.” ISUMA – The Canadian Journal of Policy Research 2:94–100.
Taylor, M. and Horgan, J. 2001. “The Psychological and Behavioral Bases of Islamic Fundamentalism.” Terrorism and Political Violence 13 (4):37–71.
Quayle, E. and Taylor, M. 2001. “Child Seduction and Self-Representation on the Internet: A Case Study.” CyberPsychology and Behavior 4 (5):597–608.
Taylor, M., Holland, G., and Quayle, E. 2000. “Typology of Pedophile Picture Collections.” The Police Journal 74:97–107.
Nee, C. and Taylor, M. 2000. “Examining Burglar’s Target Selection: Interview, Experiment, or Ethnomethodology?” Psychology, Crime and Law 6:45–59.
Quayle, E., Holland, G., Linehan, C., and Taylor, M. 2000. “The Internet and Offending Behavior: A Case Study.” Journal of Sexual Aggression 6:78–96.
Currie, P.M. and Taylor, M. (Eds.). 2011. “Radicalisation and Internet Propaganda by Dissident Republican Groups in Northern Ireland since 2008.” In Dissident Irish Republicanism, eds. J. Nalton, G. Ramsey, and M. Taylor. New York: Continuum Press.
Currie, P.M. and Taylor, M. (Eds.). 2011. “Introduction.” In Dissident Irish Republicanism, eds. J. Nalton, G. Ramsey, and M. Taylor. New York: Continuum Press.
Horgan, J. and Taylor, M. 2011. “Disengagement, De-radicalization and the Arc of Terrorism: Future Directions for Research.” In Jihadi Terrorism and the Radicalization Challenge, ed. Rik Coolsaet. London: Ashgate.
Taylor, M. 2011. “New Labour, Defence and the ‘War on Terror.’” In British Foreign Policy: The New Labour Years, eds. J. Gaskarth and O. Daddow. Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan.
Taylor, M. and Ramsay, G. 2010. “Violent Radical Content and the Relationship between Ideology and Behaviour: Do Counter-Narratives Matter?” In National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism, Countering Violent Extremist Narratives. The Hague, Netherlands.
Taylor, M. 2009. “Somalia and the Horn of Africa.” In After the War on Terror: Regional and Multilateral Perspectives on Counter-Terrorism Strategy, eds. A.P. Schmid and G.F. Hindle. London: RUSI Books.
Taylor, M. 2008. “Mad, Bad or Freedom Fighters: The New Challenges of Terrorism. In Suicide Bombers: The Psychological, Religious and Other Imperatives, ed. M. Sharpe. NATO Science for Peace Programme. Amsterdam: IOS Press.
Taylor, M. and Quayle, E. 2006. “The Internet and Abuse Images of Children: Search, Pre-Criminal Situations, and Opportunity.” In Situational Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, eds. R. Wortley and S. Smallbone, 169–195. New York: Criminal Justice Press.
Taylor, M. and Horgan, J. 2006. “Insurgency in Ireland: A Preliminary Analysis of the Provisional IRA Ceasefire—1994-1996.” In Understanding and Managing Insurgent Movements, eds. A. Schnabel and R. Gunaratna, 124–152. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International.
Quayle, E. and Taylor, M. 2006. “Young People Who Sexually Abuse: The Role of New Technologies.” In Children and Young People Who Sexually Abuse Others: Current Developments and Practice Response, eds. M. Erooga and H. Masson. New York: Routledge.
Taylor, M. and E. Quayle. 2005. “Abusive Images of Children.” In Medical, Legal and Social Science Aspects of Child Sexual Exploitation: A Comprehensive Review of Pornography, Prostitution and Internet Crimes, eds. S. Cooper, R.J. Estes, A.P. Giardino, N.D. Kellogg, and V.I. Vieth. St. Louis: G.W. Medical Publishing.