School of Law academic and Postgraduate Researcher join Howard League for Penal Reform's Research Advisory Group

The Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest penal reform charity in the UK. It was established in 1866 and is named after John Howard, one of the first prison reformers.

Following a competitive interview process, School of Law academic Dr Laura Bainbridge, and Postgraduate Researcher and Teaching Assistant Tahir Abass have been invited to join the Howard League for Penal Reform’s Research Advisory Group (RAG).  

I am thrilled to join the Howard League's Research Advisory Group, and in doing so support the charity to secure less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison.

Dr Laura Bainbridge

The Howard League works with parliament and the media, with criminal justice professionals, students and members of the public, influencing debate and forcing through meaningful change to create safer communities.  

Their Research Advisory Group is comprised of a small group of academics, each of whom specialise in various aspects of the criminal justice system or allied areas of study. A key component of the role will be to support the Howard League's wider research and strategic aims, and to enhance the charity’s relationship with Early Career Researchers across academia. 

I am really excited to join the Howard League’s Research Advisory Group. The Howard League have been involved in some important campaigns in recent years and I hope that my research interests and expertise can support the development of their work and priorities. I also look forward to developing the Howard League’s work and engagement with the Early Career Researcher community.

Tahir Abass