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Dr Terry Goldsworthy  

LLB, B Com, PhD, M Crim, Ad Dip Invest Pract, Diploma of Policing,

Dr Terry Goldsworthy
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Society and Design
Bond University QLD 4229

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Society and Design

Office Telephone Number
Within Australia:
From overseas:

7 559 53057
+61 7 559 53057
Building Level: 4
Building: 1a. Faculty of Society and Design
Location: Bond University
Professional Biography
Dr. Terry Goldsworthy has over 28 years policing experience in Australia as a Detective Inspector. He has 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 before moving to the Legal and Policy Unit at Ethical Standard Command. 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 recently 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.
Bachelor of Laws - Bond University
Bachelor of Commerce - Griffith University
Doctor of Philosophy - Bond University
Master of Criminology - Bond University
Advanced Diploma of Investigative Practice - QPS
Diploma of Policing - QPS
Professional admission & memberships

Member of the Qld Bar

Admitted as a Barrister in the Qld and Federal Courts

Research interests & research expertise

Terry is currently conducting research into performance and image enhancing drugs.

The study can be taken at the below link:

Current research grants

2013 HSS Grant for an examination of the Qld Bikie laws

Recent research grants

2012 VC Grant "An examination of the effectiveness of an early intervention program to prevent the occurrence of sexual assault."

2014 FSD Grant for the study of performance and image enhancing drugs

Research partners & collaborators

Probation and Parole -

Drug Arm -

Gold Coast Drug Council -

Gold Coast Centre against Sexual VIolence -

Terry Goldsworthy
(Link to personal researcher page)

Recent Publications
  • Stopping the stalker: Victim responses to stalking
  • Urban combat: Ferguson and the militarisation of police
  • Out of the shadows: the rise of domestic violence in Australia
  • Murder down under: is Australia a dangerous place to visit?
  • Tranquil travel: violence on our public transport networks
  • Mr Big: the covert technique that solved the Morcombe case
  • The criminal investigator
  • Criminal Profiling: Is it investigatively relevant?
  • Beauty in bulk: An examination of Performance and Image Enhancing Drug (PIED) use and attitudes
  • Submission to the Senate Inquiry- The ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun-related violence in the community - Submission 392