Scottish Association for the Study of Offending

11 May 2017 - Crime Justice & Mental Health - SASO Glasgow & West of Scotland Branch Conference

SASO Glasgow & West of Scotland Branch Conference - 11 May 2017- will address

Crime, Justice & Mental Health

In the chair:  Dr Joe Morrow, QC, Lord Lyon & President, Mental Health Tribunal Service

All guest speakers now confirmed:-

  • Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive Community Justice Scotland
  • Dr Melanie Baker, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Leverndale Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Chief Inspector Rosie Wright, Police Scotland
  • May Dunsmuir, President, Additional Support Needs Tribunal for Scotland
  • Dan Johnson, Senior Chartered Psychologist, Kibble Education & Care Centre
  • Dr Jennifer Ashmead & Dr Julia Donaldson  

Registration rates - £90 (full); £30 (student & concession)

Click on attachments below for programme details, registration form and travel directions.

The Sacro Lecture 2016

Erwin James - Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Normality

Sacro's Annual Lecture 2016 will be delivered by Erwin James, a Guardian columnist and Editor in Chief of Inside Time, the national newspaper for people in prison. The lecture will be held in the Playfair Library, South Bridge, Edinburgh on Wednesday 9 November at 6.30pm.


 n his lecture ‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Normality’, Erwin James will share his views on community reintegration of prisoners and the transition from imprisonment to life outside.

 After the lecture, Sacro will hold an informal drinks reception.

 Registration can be completed via Eventbrite -  

or telephone 0131 624 7270 / email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



4th & 5th November 2016 - SASO 47th Annual Conference

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th November 2016

SASO 47th Annual Conference  "Crime & Relationships"

at the award-winning Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort.

In the Chair:  David Harvie, Crown Agent

Full programme and registration form now available - see downloads below.

Thursday 31st March 2016 - Positive Prison? Positive Futures ...

SASO Aberdeen Branch
31st March 2016 at 5.45 pm,  Room H230, Faculty of Health & Social Care, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen (free car parking)

Guest Speaker - Pete White, Chief Executive, Positive Prison? Positive Futures ...

Pete White is founder and Chief Executive of Positive Prison? Positive Futures ... a group of people who have been subject to punishment.  The main aim of the organisation is to highlight and support the various ways in which people within the criminal justice system in Scotland can realise they can make positive decisions for themselves to move away from offending on their return to their families and communities.

Download the flyer below for full details.  
This is an open meeting - both members and non members welcome.

Tuesday 8th March 2016 - SASO Edinburgh Branch Seminar - The Willow Service

SASO Edinburgh Branch Seminar
Tuesday 8th March 2016 at 5.30 pm
Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

The Willow Service 
Women in the criminal justice system:  a trauma informed response to mental health needs

Guest Speakers:-

  • Kirsty Pate & Dr Alana Davis, The Willow Service

This is an open meeting, free to all with an interest in crime and criminal justice.

Download the flyer below for full details.

Download this file (SASOfliermarch16.pdf)The Willow Service - 3 March 2016[ ]122 kB


25 May 

SASO Aberdeen Branch

De-mystifying the role of the Parole Board for Scotland ...



SASO Annual Conference





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