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.


HLS Gives Evidence to Parliament 17th May 2018

Are we trying to reduce our imprisonment rates and create a more humane penal system? Will we be able to use the bill to reduce our...

Consultations & Policies

Electronic monitoring

Submission to the Scottish Government.

Date submitted: May 2017

Response from...


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