First HLS Student Society Launches

First HLS Student Society Launches

We are delighted to announce that Edinburgh Napier are launching Scotland’s first HLS student Society. Napier has a strong reputation on criminal justice, policing and social studies of punishment. As the first of its kind, the HLS student society is interested in encouraging debate about punishment, social justice, human rights and fairness, as well as developing a more critical understanding of Scotland’s distinct penal issues amongst the student community. They intend to organise debates, field visits, lectures, roundtable discussions as well as social events.

By becoming a member students will automatically become a member of HLS. This means all Howard Leagues Scotland events will be free to them. 

Organised events so far include:

  • A screening of Michael Inside in mid November
  • A screening of On the Outside in early January

Formed in 1979, HLS is Scotland’s oldest and 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.

To find out more contact:

Category Penal Policy