Miscarriages of Justice

Author Ted Duhs (left) signing a copy of "Crucial Errors in Murder Investigations" at its book launch on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Also in frame is scientist Ron Grice (right) formerly of the John Tonge forensic science unit.

Contact Details

Ted Duhs can be contacted at: eduhs@optusnet.com.au

About Ted Duhs

Ted Duhs was born in Brisbane and has spent most of his working life either as a teacher or as a researcher. After graduating from Brisbane State High School where he was school captain in 1951, he completed degrees in science and in arts and taught initially in the private school system. His first teaching position was at Brisbane Grammar School, followed by nine years at The Scots College in Sydney where he became head of the Mathematics Department. He then spent two years as Deputy Headmaster at the Ipswich Grammar School. In the 1970s he taught in the private school system in London, but returned to Queensland in 1973 where he commenced his studies in economics at the University of Queensland. In 1974 he was awarded the Archibald Prize for economics as well as the Economic Society's prize for Economic Methodology and the Economic Society's prize for Economic Behaviour. He graduated in Economics in 1975 and taught economics, firstly, as a tutor at the University of Queensland, before being appointed as a lecturer in economics at the Queensland Institute of Technology. In 1981 he was a visiting lecturer at San Jose State University in California. Ted developed his interest in the philosophy of science while attending a course at Griffith University in the early 1980s. This led to his research Master's degree in Economics in 1987 for which he wrote a thesis entitled A Lakatosian Reconstruction of Monetarism. He remained a lecturer in the School of Economics and Finance at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) until 1998. He completed the ASIA course offered by the Securities Institute of Australia in 1989. This course included practical training in the equities, bonds, and futures markets. He used the knowledge gained in this course to conduct seminars in foreign exchange trading throughout the 1990s. From 1999 until 2005 he was Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Economics and Finance at QUT.

Ted Duhs was Associate Editor of Queensland Economic Forecasts and Business Review from 1991 until 1997 and Editor from 1997 until 2001. This publication appeared in March and September of each year and was designed to provide Queensland business people and Government officials with data and views on developments and likely trends in economic activity in Australia and Queensland as a background for improved decision making.

From 1967 until 1970 Ted Duhs was, firstly, an assistant, and later, an instructor with Dale Carnegie Courses in public speaking in Sydney and in Brisbane. Each course ran for fourteen weeks and was held one night a week over a four hour period.

Ted Duhs had practical experience in the small business area. Whilst living in Sydney he was the owner of the Haberfield General Store in the inner western suburbs. This store sold groceries and liquor. This store was run under management while Ted worked at his daily teaching job at The Scots College, Sydney.


Ted Duhs participated in competitive sport until his early twenties. As a schoolboy he represented Queensland in Australian football national carnivals in Perth in 1947 and in Brisbane in 1948.Later, he represented Queensland in the senior competition. In 1956 and 1957 he was the inaugural captain of the University of Queensland's Australian Rules football team.


Ted Duhs was a cadet lieutenant in his senior year at high school. He did national service at Wacol in 1952 and then joined the Queensland University Regiment. He became a lieutenant and was placed on the reserve of officers in 1957.


Ted Duhs has a number of publications in a variety of areas. One of his earliest interests involved noise in urban areas. He was the principal author of The Brisbane Noise Survey 1986-1988, as well as of The Brisbane Aircraft Noise Survey 1998. A later area of interest involved "Exports of Tertiary Education Services." This led to articles which were published in Australia and also in New Zealand. Another area of interest included university education policy. An article with Alan Duhs on "Universities and Freedom of Information Legislation" was published in Journal of Tertiary Education Administration in 1995.

In 2004 after being the victim of a home invasion Ted Duhs became interested in criminology and miscarriages of justice. His book Crucial Errors in Murder Investigations was published by Bond University Press in April 2012. This book is available both in soft cover and also as an ebook. After it was published Crucial Errors in Murder Investigations received favourable reviews in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Canberra Times, The Courier Mail, The Gold Coast Bulletin and elsewhere.

Ted Duhs has published three editions of his book "I Know Who Killed Betty Shanks". Details are shown on the Home page of this website. He is presently working on another book entitled "Miscarriages of Justice in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US".


Ted Duhs was a member of HERDSA from 1992-2005; a member of The Economic Society of Australia and New Zealand 1979-2000; a member of the Securities Institute of Australia 1989-1999; a member of The Australian and New Zealand Federation of Animal Societies 1985-2000; a member of Animal Liberation (Queensland Division) 1978-2000; and a member of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland 2012-2022.