31st August 2009

SASO ESSAY COMPETITION   The Scottish Association for the Study of Offending (SASO) celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2009. As part of the celebrations, SASO, in conjunction with SCCJR, has launched a competition for the best student essay on the theme of:   ‘Kilbrandon to McLeish and beyond: the impact of the last 40 years on future Scottish criminal justice’   Essays may address any aspect relevant to this theme provided they can demonstrate such relevance. They need not address the theme in its entirety though they are free to do so, and ambition and originality will be viewed favourably.   All students, undergraduate or postgraduate, currently studying criminology and/or criminal justice at any Scottish University are invited to apply. Please encourage your students   The £250 prize will be awarded at the 40th anniversary SASO Conference to be held at Peebles Hydro 13 -15 November 2009, to which the prize winner is invited as a guest. The winning essay will also be published in the Scottish Journal for Criminal Justice Studies in 2010.    There is no application form, but submissions, of up to 4,000 words in length, and clearly marked SASO Student Essay Prize should be submitted by e-mail to enquiries@www.sccjr.ac.uk   Entries should include student’s name and contact details and current course of study.   The closing date for submissions is 30th September 2009 and the adjudicators will decide to whom the prize will be awarded in  October  2009.   Please circulate details of the competition to colleagues and students.