عنوان مقاله [English]
Police diversion is a set of solutions by which the police trying to prevent low-level offenders from entering into the traditional criminal justice process. Since the English legal system was based on the accusatorial system and there was no institution in the name of the prosecutor's office; the police in the criminal justice system have had major discretionary powers at the prosecution stage. Currently, in spite of restricting the police powers of prosecution and charges, this agency has major discretion in stopping criminal proceedings or preventing the offenders from entering the criminal justice system, which are referred to as " out of court disposals " or " alternative disposals. "Granting diversionary powers to the police in the English legal system has historical, theorical, and pragmatic fundamentals with managing criminal prosecution approach. Police of England executing diversionary powers in summary and most either-way offences that persons who committing them have shown a low level of danger. Police diversion in this country has several examples, some of which are statutory basis, and some are based on the discretion of the police.