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An evaluation of the impact of restorative cautioning: findings from a reconviction study

Wilcox, Aidan, Young, Richard and Hoyle, Carolyn (2004) An evaluation of the impact of restorative cautioning: findings from a reconviction study. Project Report. The Home Office, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    In contrast to traditional cautions, restorative cautioning aims to encourage the offender to take
    responsibility for repairing the harm caused by their offence. A restorative caution is a meeting
    facilitated by a trained police off i c e r, based around a stru c t u red dialogue about the off e n c e
    and its implications (with active involvement from the offender and the victim, if present). The
    re s e a rch examined whether restorative cautioning had an impact on resanctioning rates. This
    was explored by examining the policy of restorative cautioning (by comparing all cautions in
    Thames Valley with traditional cautions in Sussex and Wa rw i c k s h i re) and the practice of
    restorative cautioning (by comparing restorative conferences, restorative cautions and
    traditional cautions within Thames Valley). The term resanctioning is used, as this includes
    cautions, final warnings and reprimands, as well as convictions.

    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2009 14:37
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2010 19:48
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/5845

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