Scottish Association for the Study of Offending

Community Payback Order Requirements - Information Pack

The CJA Communication Strategy Group has recently designed and printed a CPO Requirement Pack to encourage uptake and give practitioners and sentencers more confidence in the wide range of requirements available as part of a Community Payback Order.  This pack is a quick reference guide providing focussed, key points, for each of the requirements.  

The pack is available online at

Printed copies are also available by contacting
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SASO 45th Annual Conference

Copies of guest presentations at SASO's 45th Annual Conference held on 14 & 15 November 2014 at Dunblane Hydro, now available.  

Click here to download

SASO Dumfries & Galloway Branch Programme 2014-15

SASO Dumfries & Galloway Branch programme for 2014-15 now available for download here.

The first meeting in the series will be held on Thursday 18 September at 5.30 pm.
"The Social Work Programme, Crime, Justice & Society Module"
Guest Speaker - John Sturgeon, Lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland, Dumfries, together with social work students.

Venue:  Criminal Justice Social Work, Community Payback Workshop, 8 King Street, Dumfries, DG2 9AN.

All welcome.

SASO Glasgow Branch Opening Debate - Thursday 2 October 2014

SASO Glasgow Branch opens its 2014-15 seminar series on Thursday 2 October with a debate entitled:
 "This house believes Stop and 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 Deuchar, University of the West of Scotland  & Graeme Pearson, MSP

This is an open meeting.  All welcome.  Further details available here.

Full details of the SASO Glasgow Branch programme of seminars for 2014-15 available here.


SASO Edinburgh Branch - new programme for 2014-15

SASO Edinburgh Branch programme of events for autumn/winter 2014-15 is now available for download here

The series begins on Tuesday 7 October 2014 with guest Speaker Colin McConnell, Chief Executive, Scottish Prison Service.

5.30 pm at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Chambers Street, Edinburgh.

All those with an interest in crime and criminal justice are very welcome to attend.

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