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.

Consultations & Policies

Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility

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


The judiciary should be encouraged to support all endeavours to make better use of community penalties by giving them relevant...

Events & Lectures

We are currently working on our programme of events for 2018