Promoting Just Responses to the Causes and Consequences of Crime

The Howard League for Penal Reform in Scotland is an independent organisation whose members seek improvements to the criminal justice system in Scotland.


Automatic Early Release 27th February 2015

HLS have raised concerns regarding the evidential basis for proposed changes to the practice of automatic early release. The assumption...

Consultations & Policies

Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2015-16

HLS have raised concerns that the government’s draft budget 2015-16 will increase funding for...

Electronic Monitoring (“EM”)

A thorough review should be made of the use of electronic monitoring in Scotland before the next contracts are drawn up in 2017. The...

Events & Lectures