First HLS Student Society Launches

First HLS Student Society Launches


We are delighted to announce that Scotland’s first HLS Student Society is launching at Edinburgh Napier Univeristy, where this is a strong reputation for 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 among 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 1 November, 6pm
  • A screening of On the Outside in early January

Further events are being planned for throughout 2019.

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