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NCJ Number: 37937 Find in a Library
Title: DIVERSION FROM CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AN ENGLISH CONTEXT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: Barry Rose Publishers
Chichester, Sussex, England
National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Sale Source: Barry Rose Publishers
Little London
Chichester, Sussex, England
United Kingdom
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THE FEATURES OF DIVERSION FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ARE EXAMINED, AND THE WAYS IN WHICH DIVERSION PROGRAMS MAY BE APPLIED AND IMPLEMENTED IN THE BRITISH SYSTEM ARE DISCUSSED.
Abstract: THE AUTHORS FIRST CONSIDERED WHETHER DIVERSION ALREADY EXISTED IN ANY FORM IN ENGLISH PRACTICE. SEVERAL SITUATIONS WERE IDENTIFIED IN WHICH A PRACTICE SIMILAR TO DIVERSION APPEARED TO EXIST, INCLUDING POLICE DECISIONS NOT TO PROSECUTE; WITHDRAWAL OF CHARGES; AND DEFERMENT OF SENTENCE. THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF DIVERSION ARE EXAMINED, AND PROBLEMS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DIVERSION PROGRAMS ARE DISCUSSED. AMONG THESE PROBLEMS ARE THE KIND OF CASES WHICH WOULD BE CHOSEN FOR DIVERSION, THE TYPES OF DIVERSION THAT SHOULD BE UTILIZED, AND THE EVALUATION OF DIVERSION PROGRAMS. THE REPORT CONCLUDES THAT THE MODEL OF DIVERSION MOST SUITED TO THE ENGLISH CONTEXT WOULD BE ONE IN WHICH CRIMINAL PENALTIES WOULD BE LESSENED OR WITHDRAWN, RATHER THAN ONE IN WHICH INVOLVEMENT IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS AVOIDED ALTOGETHER.
Index Term(s): Diversion programs; England; Judicial diversion; Police diversion
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