Taylor, Maureen

Dr Maureen Taylor

Lecturer in Criminology
Maureen has an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a PhD in Criminology where she explored groups and networks involved in child sexual exploitation. Maureen is an active researcher in the fields of child criminal and sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual violence, domestic abuse and human trafficking. She is also an accredited trainer delivering training to professionals in child sexual exploitation, online sexual exploitation, and tackling violence in teenage relationships. She has been teaching criminology, criminal justice and policing since 2006 at a number of higher education institutions and was also a subject area specialist (policing) and external verifier for the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Maureen’s experience also comes from 16 years work as a practitioner in policing and the criminal justice system first as a Fingerprint Officer and then as a Crime Scene Investigator, Forensic Scientist, Financial Investigator and Criminal Intelligence Analyst. She has also worked with offenders both in prisons and in the community and has coordinated community-based programmes for sex offenders and young people who sexually harm.