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.


HLS Convenor, John Scott QC, Annual SACRO Lecture 30th October 2014

Howard League Scotland Convener, John Scott QC, delivered the SACRO annual lecture, offering a human rights analysis of restorative...

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

Thursday, 20 November, 2014 - 18:00