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The Howard League for Penal Reform publishes a comprehensive range of books, reports and briefing papers which can be ordered online. A number of the Howard League's publications can be downloaded for free.
Making Youth Justice: Local penal cultures and differential outcomes – lessons and prospects for policy and practiceDownload
Howard League briefing on arrests of children in England and Wales in 2019Download
The briefing explores how rule-breaking in prisons in England and Wales is managed through formal disciplinary hearingsDownload
This briefing argues that the use of prison for protection or welfare has no place in a modern justice system.Download
The second briefing from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Women in the Penal System's inquiry into arrests of women.Download
A leaflet to help young people in custody and reassure them that their rights have not disappearedDownload
The briefing shows how thousands of women are being sent to prison unnecessarily, damaging them and their families, including the children who depend on them, and piling more pressure on prisons and the wider criminal justice system.Download
The Howard League for Penal Reform's journal was relaunched in 2016 with a new title, The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, and with a new editor, Professor Ian Loader from the University of Oxford.
The Howard League for Penal Reform is often consulted when policy makers need expert advice. We were one of the first organisations to be given consultative status from both the United Nations and the Council of Europe.