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About Terry Goldsworthy

Dr. Terry Goldsworthy has over 28 years policing experience in Australia as a Detective Inspector. He served in general duties, watchhouse and as a motorcycle officer before moving to the Criminal Investigation Branch in 1994. He spent eight years as a Detective Senior Sergeant on the Gold Coast in charge of the CIB at Burleigh Heads. Dr. Goldsworthy has completed a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws, Advanced Diploma of Investigative Practice and a Diploma of Policing. As a result of his law studies Dr. Goldsworthy was admitted to the bar in the Queensland and Federal Courts as a barrister in 1999. Dr. Goldsworthy then completed a Master of Criminology at Bond University. He later completed his PhD focusing on the concept of evil and its relevance from a criminological and sociological viewpoint. In particular Dr. Goldsworthy looked at the link between evil and armed conflicts using the Waffen-SS as a case study. Dr. Goldsworthy has published his first book titled Valhalla's Warriors, which examines the genocidal actions of the SS in Russia during World War II. He has also contributed a chapters to the tertiary textbooks, Serial Crime and Forensic Criminology, published by Academic Press. He contributed a number of articles to the Australian Police Journal.


Present Assistant Professor, Bond University

Research Interests

Criminology, Policing, Media, Illicit drugs, and Victimology

Honors and Awards

  • Queensland Police Medal
  • National Service Medal
  • National Police Medal
  • Queensland Flood Citation


2006 Doctor of Philosophy, Bond University
2003 Diploma of Policing, VETEC ‐ Queensland Police Service
2001 Master of Criminology, Bond University
1999 Advanced Diploma of Investigative Practice, VETEC ‐ Queensland Police Service
1996 Bachelor of Laws, Bond University
1992 Bachelor of Commerce, Griffith University

Contact Information

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Bond University QLD 4229
Phone: +61 7 559 52659

Articles (22)

Books (1)

Book Chapters (4)