The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice

Cover image for Vol. 54 Issue 5

Edited By: Ian Loader

Online ISSN: 1468-2311

Society Information

The Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest penal reform charity in Europe. It was established in 1866 and is named after John Howard, one of the first prison reformers. The Howard League is entirely independent of government and is wholly funded by voluntary donations. 
The League works for humane and rational reform of the penal system. The League research and comment on criminal justice policy and practice, holding conferences and debates, publishing books and reports.  They also run projects in schools and prisons, such as the Citizenship and Crime Project which helped to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour by young people.  Since 1997, this project has worked with nearly 9,000 children aged 13-14 in 61 secondary schools across London. 

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