Mgr. Bc. Jana Kursová, doktorandka na Katedře trestního práva Prf MU, asistentka soudce Ústavního soudu, e-mail: Jana.Kursova@usoud.cz

The objective of this article is to introduce particular forms of alternatives to prosecution which are in use in England and closely describe conditions of its application and relevant legislation. First of all, the general basis of out of court disposals is outlined. Secondly are closely described particular forms (community resolution, warning, penalty notice for disorder, youth caution, adult simple caution, youth conditional caution and adult conditional caution).