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: Inequality & Imprisonment 18th 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...

Community Payback

HLS welcomed the introduction of the Community Payback Order (CPO) in February 2011. We believe the CPO must be structured and resourced...

Events & Lectures