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.


Remand: A life or death crisis in Scotland 8th August 2018

In Scotland, remand prisoners make up 18.7% of our prison population yet, it has been revealed, they count for 27% of the deaths in...

Consultations & Policies

Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility

1. The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child recommends that the age of criminal...

Young People who Offend

Custody is most damaging to young people and HLS believes that Scotland should legislate to stop sending young people under the age of...

Events & Lectures