Professor Andrew Goldsmith

Strategic Professor in Criminal Justice - Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce (3.26)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Trained originally as a lawyer, I spent nearly three years in legal practice before undertaking postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom and Canada. That further study was in the fields of law, criminology and social theory. My first teaching position was at Warwick University where I taught criminal law and criminology. I moved then to Brunel University, London, and then to Monash University. I joined Flinders University for the first time in 1997 as Foundation Professor of Legal Studies. Between 2009 and 2012, I held the position of Executive Director, Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention, University of Wollongong. I re-joined Flinders in late 2012 to take up my current position.
LLB Adelaide; LLM London (LSE); MA Toronto (Criminology); MA Social Theory (Monash); SJD Toronto; LLD London (LSE)
Admitted to practice in South Australia and Victoria.
Honours, awards and grants
Higher Doctorate in Law (LLD), London School of Economics, University of London, 2002
Adjunct Professor, School of Regulation, Justice and Diplomacy, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University
Key responsibilities
Establish the Crime and Security Research Centre (CSRC) at Flinders University. Undertake high quality research. Develop research programs and projects in these areas. Mentor and support other researchers, including research higher degree students.Devise, coordinate and conduct short courses, and contribute to the wider teaching program.
Teaching interests

Transnational organised crime; corruption and anti-corruption; police governance and accountability; transnational policing and law enforcement; policing and new technologies

Topic coordinator
CRIM7202A Crime & Public Policy
Supervisory interests
Organised crime
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Transnational crime (1), Human trafficking and policing (1), People smuggling (1)
Associate supervisor: Prisons and punishment (1), National security and technology (1), Crime prevention and graffiti (1)
Principal supervisor: Specialist criminal courts for indigenous Australians (1), Police powers (1)
Associate supervisor: Professional ethics (1)
Expert for media contact
corruption and anti-corruption
crime prevention and crime policy
organised crime
police governance and accountability
transnational crime
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0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Crime
  • Ethics
  • Justice
  • Law
  • Police
  • corruption and anti-corruption
  • crime prevention and crime policy
  • organised crime
  • police governance and accountability
  • transnational crime

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