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.


Past, Present & Future - Women's Penal Policy 20th August 2014

Howard League Scotland has been clear about its objection to the proposed new women's prison HMP Inverclyde. We recently provided...

Consultations & Policies

Brain Injury and the Criminal Justice System

Read HLS's submission to the Justice Committee on the prevalence of brain injury in those...


There is a serious problem with violent behaviour in Scotland. Every effort should be made to eradicate it by tackling the excessive...

Events & Lectures

We are currently working on our programme of events for 2014/2015