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About Michael King

Michael has taught as Teacher within the Faculty of Business, School of Justice Administration, Brisbane North Institute of TAFE. Michael formally taught the Private Investigator course at Queensland Commercial College, Brisbane.
Michael has also worked as a researcher within the School of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Griffith University on a Australian Institute of Criminology grant.
Masters of Justice, Masters of Arts,Masters of Arts (Fin Inv), Grad Cert of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Commerce.
Professional Qualifications:
Certificate IV in Investigative Services, Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training, Certificate IV in Government (Investigations), Certificate IV in Government (Fraud Control Investigations).
Michael King is highly experience fraud and criminal investigator. This includes work for the Australian Public Service, Commonwealth Treasury, where he occupied positions ranging from a Compliance Officer, Criminal Investigator and Compliance Director. Michael conducted some highly complex investigations,covering such topics as organised crime, tax evasion, aggressive tax planning, offshore evasions, and general criminal matters. Michael also has managed joint-investigations with other agencies including the Australian Customs Service, ASIC, Centrelink, Australian Federal Police and various state Police Services.
Prior to working within the Australian Public Service he held the positions as a Risk & Investigation Consultant with Suncorp (Injury Claims) and the Queensland State Public Sector with roles within the Department of Education and Training.
Michael has also worked in private practice as a director of a private investigation and financial investigation firm. During this period of time Michael supervised and undertook work for many of Queensland's leading law firms and insurance companies. As well as providing services to State Government Departments such as the Legal Aid, Department of Housing, Crown Law and Building Services Authority. Michael has also consulted for several firms located in Hong Kong.
Michael has been a guest speaker at a number of 'Investigations at Work Conferences' held by the Australian Security Academy to a number of Queensland State Government Agencies.
Michael is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), the Australian Institute of Professional Investigators (AIPI) as well as being the 2001-2002 Treasury of the QLD Chapter of the AIPI. Michael is also a member of the Australian & New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) and the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (IIIRG).
His research and teaching interests include financial investigations, tax fraud, economic-crime, investigative interviewing, police corruption and misconduct, white-collar crime, and private policing and security.

Research Interests

Economic crime, Policing, Private security, and Corruption prevention

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Honors and Awards

  • Masters of Arts (Justice Admin)
  • Masters of Justice
  • Masters of Arts (Fraud)
  • Graduate Certificate in Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Commerce

Contact Information

PO Box 319
Underwood Queensland
Australia 4119


Publications in Criminology Journals (6)

Professional Jounrals (1)

Publications in Text Books (1)

Unpublished Papers (1)

Presentations (4)

Funded Research Report (1)