Diversion from Prosecution to Social Work in Scotland: A Snapshot of Current Patterns and an Examination of Practice in Three CJAs

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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10900/82003
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-820032
http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-23394
Dokumentart: Report (Bericht)
Date: 2011-01
Source: The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research Report ; (2011) 1/2011
Language: English
Faculty: Kriminologisches Repository
Department: Kriminologie
DDC Classifikation: 360 - Social problems and services; associations
Keywords: Schottland , Diversion
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Abstract:

This report was commissioned by the Scottish Government (the SG) as a result of concerns raised by the diversion working group of the Pre-Disposal Programme Implementation Board. The numbers of cases diverted from prosecution have fallen in recent years (2006 onwards) and it was felt there was a need to investigate this issue further. This report details a small-scale research study on the use of social work related diversion schemes by Procurators Fiscal in Scotland.

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