Source: (2001) European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. 9(4): 281-290.
Until recently in Austria, diversionary measures existed only in juvenile criminal law and in some limited areas of general criminal law, writes Marianne LÃ¶schnig-Gspandl. The situation changed, however, at the beginning of 2000 when, through an amending statute to the Austrian Code of Criminal Procedure, a comprehensive package of new diversionary measures came into force in general criminal law. LÃ¶schnig-Gspandl discusses the nature of diversion in Austria, available diversionary measures, restorative elements in those measures, the role of the public prosecutor, and legal prerequisites for diversion.
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