Scottish Association for the Study of Offending

SASO 48th Annual Conference

3rd & 4th November 2017
The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, Cumbernauld

Glancing Back:  Looking Forward
New Crimes & Ensuring Justice

In the Chair:   DCC Iain Livingstone QPM, Police Scotland

Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Sandy Cameron, CBE, Chair, SASO
  • Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive, Community Justice Scotland
  • Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, University of Dundee
  • Professor David Wall, University of Leeds
  • Professor Kristel Beyens, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
  • Dr Claire Lightowler, University of Strathclyde

Practitioners Panel :  Interactive Session:  Networking:  Conference Dinner:  Posters:  Exhibition

Registration now open!

11 May 2017 - Crime Justice & Mental Health - SASO Glasgow & West of Scotland Branch Conference

SASO Glasgow & West of Scotland Branch Conference - 11 May 2017- will address

Crime, Justice & Mental Health

In the chair:  Dr Joe Morrow, QC, Lord Lyon & President, Mental Health Tribunal Service

All guest speakers now confirmed:-

  • Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive Community Justice Scotland
  • Dr Melanie Baker, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Leverndale Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Chief Inspector Rosie Wright, Police Scotland
  • May Dunsmuir, President, Additional Support Needs Tribunal for Scotland
  • Dan Johnson, Senior Chartered Psychologist, Kibble Education & Care Centre
  • Dr Jennifer Ashmead & Dr Julia Donaldson  

Registration rates - £90 (full); £30 (student & concession)

Click on attachments below for programme details, registration form and travel directions.

The Sacro Lecture 2016

Erwin James - Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Normality

Sacro's Annual Lecture 2016 will be delivered by Erwin James, a Guardian columnist and Editor in Chief of Inside Time, the national newspaper for people in prison. The lecture will be held in the Playfair Library, South Bridge, Edinburgh on Wednesday 9 November at 6.30pm.


 n his lecture ‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Normality’, Erwin James will share his views on community reintegration of prisoners and the transition from imprisonment to life outside.

 After the lecture, Sacro will hold an informal drinks reception.

 Registration can be completed via Eventbrite -  

or telephone 0131 624 7270 / email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



4th & 5th November 2016 - SASO 47th Annual Conference

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th November 2016

SASO 47th Annual Conference  "Crime & Relationships"

at the award-winning Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort.

In the Chair:  David Harvie, Crown Agent

Full programme and registration form now available - see downloads below.

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