Prison and Sentencing Forum

SCCJR are working in partnership with the Scottish Policy Innovation Forum ( ) to deliver an event on 12 Dec, full details below. 

The next meeting of the Forum will be Prisons and sentencing. This meeting will take place on Friday 12 December from 9:30am-1pm in Room G466, Main Building, University of Glasgow.

Professor Jackie Tombs (Caledonian) will give a paper based on her recent research into borderline sentencing. Professor Fergus McNeill (Glasgow) will give a paper on payback in the community. Professor Andrew Coyle (King’s College London) will present a paper which will consider overseas policies and their potential application in Scotland, and will explore the concept of justice reinvestment. A joint paper will be given by Dr Sarah Armstrong (Glasgow) and Rt Hon Henry McLeish looking at issues relating to the use of remand.

This meeting is being delivered in partnership with SCCJR.

Attendance is free, but places are limited. To reserve a place, please email Darragh Hare at . Please feel free to pass on details to any colleagues who may be interested.

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