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Promoting Just Responses to the Causes and Consequences of Crime

The Howard League Scotland is the country's leading independent penal reform organisation. We campaign for the Scottish penal system to be just, progressive and humane and that prison becomes a measure of last resort.

Consultations & Policies

Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility

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

Custody

Imprisonment is the harshest sanction the state can impose upon one of its citizens. HLS, therefore, concurs with the findings of Henry...

Events & Lectures