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how does case attrition affect the criminal justice process?
The high level of case attrition in all modern systems suggests that the criminal law has very substantial limitations as an instrument of direct crime control (by means of deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation). [ Such limitations suggest that, in most cases, the primary value of criminal prosecution is symbolic. Criminal convictions and penalties impose deserved punishment, and
reinforce important societal norms, but only if these penal consequences are imposed according to procedures that are widely perceived as fair and just. Read more: ]
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Weegy: The high level of case attrition in all modern systems suggests that the criminal law has very substantial limitations as an instrument of direct crime control (by means of deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation). [ Such limitations suggest that, in most cases, the primary value of criminal prosecution is symbolic. Criminal convictions and penalties impose deserved punishment, and reinforce important societal norms, but only if these penal consequences are imposed according to procedures that are widely perceived as fair and just. Read more: ]
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