Professor Anthony Goodman
Anthony became a probation officer at a time when the treatment model was in full flow and enjoyed 15 years in the service. He worked in a number of different settings, including field offices, Holloway prison, a homeless resettlement unit and training. He left in 1990 to train probation officers at Middlesex University and did so for seven years until the link with social work was broken. Anthony then moved into criminology where he set up a Master’s degree in applied criminology, which included a probation component. He also developed an undergraduate youth justice degree and has nurtured his connections with the voluntary and statutory sectors in criminal justice. Anthony developed, jointly with the London Probation Trust, a Master’s programme in Public Protection, and a number of experienced staff obtained qualifications from the PGCert to the full Master’s. Staff wanted the opportunity to discuss their work with colleagues and learn more about their practice.
Anthony worked with the Community Justice National Training Organisation to develop modern apprenticeships for young staff. He has conducted research for the statutory and voluntary sectors which has covered a diversity of subjects, with offenders as a consistent theme. Anthony is committed to evidence based practice. He has been a trustee of a charity that works with young people in his local area, which also has a leaving care house.
Anthony has written books on rehabilitating offenders, good practice in working with drug and alcohol problems, ‘youth on religion’ and ‘children as victims’. Journal and chapters in books has covered effective practice and what works, as well as diversity, mental health and studies in alcohol abuse.