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. He was admitted to the bar in the Queensland and Federal Courts as a barrister in 1999. He then completed a Master of Criminology at Bond University, followed by a PhD focusing on the concept of evil and its relevance from a criminological and sociological viewpoint. 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.