Scottish Association for the Study of Offending

Sentencing in Scotland: Is justice getting tougher?

A copy of the presentation on 3 December 2013 at SASO Edinburgh, by Emma Milburn & Catherine Bissett - Scottish Government Justice Analytical Unit - entitled "Sentencing in Scotland:  Is justice getting tougher?" now available to download here.

SASO Glasgow Branch Seminars

Copies of presentations from the 7 November seminar covering Personality Disorders and Child Psychopathy  by Dr Lorraine Johnstone and Mr Hugh McGregor now available to download from our Archives.

Visit our Branch page for details of our next seminar on Thursday 5th December.

SASO Journal

SASO members will shortly receive a copy of the lastest edition of the journal "The Scottish Journal of Criminal Justice Studies" - Volume 19, August 2013.  Additional copies are available to purchase from the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at a cost of £5.00  per copy.


SASO Journal - A Brief Questionnaire for Members

SASO Council is currently undertaking a review of how to communicate most effectively with our members whilst making best use of resources.  We would be pleased to receive feedback from SASO members to some questions relating specifically  to the circulation of our journal "The Scottish Journal of Criminal Justice Studies".   

To access and respond to the survey click here.


Reforming Justice: Reforming Scotland

Places are still available for SASO's 44th annual conference "Reforming Justice:  Reforming Scotland" at the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel on Friday 15th & Saturday 16th November.

In the chair:  Collin McConnell, Chief Executive, Scottish Prison Service

Opening keynote lecture by Professor Sir Anthony Bottoms: "Delivering Excellent Criminal Justice in a Twenty-First Century Context"

Closing keynote address by Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice:  "Reforming Community Justice"

Click here to download full programme and registration form.

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