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.


Critical Issues in Scottish Penal Policy: Prison Reductionism 21st September 2018

This week HLS has invited a selected group of experts to reflect upon ...

Consultations & Policies

Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility

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


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

Events & Lectures