Scottish Association for the Study of Offending

David Harvie, Crown Agent, to Chair SASO's 47th Annual Conference

The 47th Annual Conference of SASO to be held on 4th & 5th November 2016 will be chaired by Crown Agent, David Harvie.

"Crime and Relationships", the theme of this year's event at the award winning Westerwood Hotel and Golf Resort, aims to bring together people with a wide range of experience within the criminal justice system.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Professor Elizabeth Gilchrist, University of Worcester
  • Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice
  • Sue Moody, Victims Expert 
  • Sheriff Kathrine Mackie
  • Chief Constable Philip Gormley QPM 


  • Panel Discussion - "Working with offenders"
  • Interactive Session, led by Malcolm Schaffer, Head of Practice & Policy, Scottish Childrens' Reporter Administration
  • Initiatives Panel 
  • Conference Dinner Speaker - Lady Dorrian, Lord Justice Clerk
  • Exhibition
  • Networking Opportunities

Full programme and registration form available now - see downloads below

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