Cautioning is the term used in some countries for a formal police warning used as a diversion from prosecution. Often conditions are imposed on the offender, and in restorative cautioning those may include meeting with willing victims or community representatives, making apologies, paying restitution or performing community service.

Restorative Justice, Victims and the Police

Source: (2003) In, Tim Newburn, ed., Handbook of Policing. Devon and Portland: Willan Publishing. Pp. 680-706.This chapter examines the ways in which the police are experimenting with the principles of restorative justice in the United Kingdom, w... Read More

Restorative Final Warnings: Policy and Practice

Source: (2006) The Howard Journal. 45(2): 129-140.This article explores the diversionary measure of restorative final warnings within the context of the youth justice system. We examine the philosophy and rationale of the new era in cautioning an... Read More

Diverting Young Offenders from the Formal Justice System

Source: (1991) In: J. Vernon, S. McKillop (eds.), Preventing Juvenile Crime Conference Proceedings No. 9. Canberra, AUS: Australian Institute of Criminology, pp. 81-87.Two alternatives to institutionalization for juvenile offenders, police caution... Read More

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