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The Ramifications of Case Attrition

At what stages of the criminal justice process does case attrition occur? Why does it occur in those particular stages? Is most attrition that occurs reasonable, or does it demonstrate a shortcoming in the legal system?

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In general, the stage of the criminal justice process that case attrition most often occurs, is between the arrest of the individual and the subsequent filing. The reason that attrition occurs in these particular stages, is because there may be mistakes in the arrest ...