…[T]he relationship between social status and the likelihood of being targeted for harsh criminal sanctions is so strong that one can easily identify which social groups are subordinate within a social system by simply noting which groups are overrepresented in that society’s prisons, dungeons, or execution chambers.
Jim Sidanius, Michael Mitchell, Hillary Haley, and Carlos David Navarrete. 2006. Support for Harsh Criminal Sanctions and Criminal Justice Beliefs: A Social Dominance Perspective.
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