Scottish Association for the Study of Offending

29th October 2015 - SASO Dumfries Branch Seminar - The Prison Throughcare Service

SASO Dumfries Branch Seminar - Thursday 29th October 2015 at 5.30 pm - CJSW Community Payback Workshop, Dumfries.

"The Prison Throughcare Service"

Guest Speakers - Fiona Burness & Justin Cowan, Throughcare Support Officers, HMP Dumfries

See attached flyer for full details.

Researching Marginalised Groups - 28th October 2015

This international symposium will be held on Wednesday 28th October 2015 from 9.30 am - 4.30 pm at the University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, Paisley, PA1 2BE.

It will be a unique opportunity to meet, learn from and challenge a panel of international experts in the filed of Researching Marginalised Groups - see attached flyer for full details including registration.

Delegates are invited to bring along and display relevant research posters at the symposium.  To register an interest in displaying a poster please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Restorative Justice & Nonviolence - 27th October 2015

Sacro’s Annual Lecture 2015 will be delivered by Arun Gandhi, grandson of India’s legendary Mohandas K ‘Mahatma’ Gandhi. The lecture will be held in Parliament Hall on Tuesday 27 October.

 In his lecture, Arun Gandhi will share his philosophy and belief in total nonviolence as a solution to addressing the harm caused by violence and fear. Growing up in apartheid-era South Africa, he learned from his parents and grandparents that justice does not mean revenge, it means transforming the opponent through love and suffering.


After the lecture, Sacro will hold an informal reception. We hope all those attending will stay with us and take the opportunity to meet, mingle and reflect on what promises to be a fascinating lecture.

 The lecture begins at 6.30pm and is followed by a reception at 7.30pm. Please arrive in good time. The event is free and open to the public.

Please register your attendance in advance  whether you plan to attend the dinner and if you wish me to register you through Eventbrite:

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


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Clare's Law - Domestic Abuse Disclosure Scheme

SASO Aberdeen Branch Seminar - Thursday 24 September 2015 at 5.45 pm
Room H230, Faculty of Health & Social Care
Robert Gordon University, Garthdee, Aberdeen (free car parking)

"Clare's Law - Domestic Abuse Disclosure Scheme"

Guest Speaker:  DI Graham Smith, Police Scotland

For full details and registration details click here.

SASO Glasgow Branch Debate 2015

SASO Glasgow Branch 2015 Opening Debate

"This House Believes that the Increased Use of Disclosure of Criminal History is in the Public Interest"

will be held on Thursday 8th October 2015 at 6.30 pm 

 - St George's Tron, 163 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2JX.

In the Chair:  Rosemary Agnew, Scottish Information Commissioner

For the Motion:  Mhairi McGowan, Head of Service, ASSIST & Graeme Pearson MSP, Justice Spokesperson (Lab)

Against the Motion:  Christopher Stacey, Co-Director, Un-lock & Maggie Mellon, Independent Consultant and Vice-Chair British Association of Social Workers

Refreshments from 6.15 pm
1/5 hours CPD time may be claimed by Advocates, Solicitors, Police, CJSW
Suggested contribution towards cost of the event - £5 (£1 student/unwaged)

To register your attendance e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download the Debate Flyer & Speaker Biographies here.


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