Scottish Association for the Study of Offending

Thursday 2nd October 2014 - DEBATE

SASO Glasgow Branch opening debate 2014-15:
"This house believes Stop & Search should be placed on a statutory footing"

In the chair:  Lord Bonomy

For the motion:  Bruce Adamson, Scottish Human Rights Commission & Kath Murray, University of Edinburgh

Against the motion:  Professor Ross Deucher, University of the West of Scotland & Graeme Pearson MSP

Full details available here.

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The Social Work Programme, Crime, Justice and Society Module

Thursday 18th September 2014 at 5.30 pm - CJSW, Community Payback Workshop, 8 King Street, Dumfries, DG2 9AN

Guest Speaker:  John Sturgeon - Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland, Dumfries

Co-presenters:  Social work students.

All welcome

Reflections on Women and Sudden Death

SASO Aberdeen Branch Seminar - 2 September 2014 at 5.45 pm
"Reflections on Women and Sudden Death"
Guest Speaker:  Dr James Grieve, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Medicine, Department of Pathology, University of Aberdeen and Police Forensic Pathologist for the North East and Grampian Area.

Room N118, Riverside East Building, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee, Aberdeen (free car parking available)

Numbers restricted so early booking is essential.  Further information together with booking details available here.

Crime Justice & Community - SASO 45th Annual Conference

The 45th Annual Conference of SASO will take place on 14th & 15th November 2014 at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel, Dunblane.

This conference, chaired by the Hon Lady Rae, will be an opportunity for all involved in the criminal justice sector to explore crime, justice and community in contemporary Scotland.  

Keynote speakers include:-

  • Sir Harry Burns - "Is crime a health issue?"
  • Professor Mike Nellis - "The concept of community justice"
  • Justina Murray - "A conversation about community justice"
  • Hans Dominicus - "Houses of Justice - a Belgian approach to community justice"
  • Bridget Campbell - "Can governments ensure justice in the community"
  • Christine Scullion - "An independent funder's journey towards taking an evidence based approach"
  • The Rt Hon Henry McLeish - "What next?  Justice after the Referendum"

Practitioners' Panel Session led by Sheriff LIndsay Wood

Delegate Interactive Session led by Crown Agent, Catherine Dyer - "Prosecution decisions in the public interest"

After dinner speaker - Lesley Thomson, QC, Solicitor General for Scotland

Registration now open

Full programme and speaker biographies available here

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