Restorative Final Warnings: Policy and Practice

12 Pages Posted: 8 May 2006

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Darrell Fox

Government of the United Kingdom - HM Prison Service Headquarters

Mandeep K. Dhami

Middlesex University

Greg Mantle

Anglia Polytechnic University

Abstract

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 and discuss the potential practice implications since its implementation in 2000, under the statutory legislation within the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. To date there has been very little research or academic debate on the new system of police cautioning of youth. Additionally, as final warnings develop a greater association with restorative justice practices, we explore how this 'pre court' intervention has the potential to broaden oppressive and discriminatory practices within the youth justice system in relation to particular societal groups.

Suggested Citation

Fox, Darrell and Dhami, Mandeep K. and Mantle, Greg, Restorative Final Warnings: Policy and Practice. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 129-140, May 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=898025 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2311.2006.00410.x

Darrell Fox (Contact Author)

Government of the United Kingdom - HM Prison Service Headquarters

Cleland House
Page Street
London SW1P 4LN
United Kingdom

Mandeep K. Dhami

Middlesex University ( email )

The Burroughs
London, NW4 4BT
United Kingdom

Greg Mantle

Anglia Polytechnic University ( email )

East Road
Cambridge CB1 1PT
United Kingdom

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