The Role of Status in Support for Punitive Policies Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
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  • Chakraborty, Apurba
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science
Abstract
  • There exists strong evidence for the proposition that individual psychological dispositions, social attitudes and environmental conditions predict support for punitive \\textit{criminal} punishments. Less work has been done to examine which factors predict support for punitive punishments outside of the criminal context. I argue that when an individual's high or low within-group status is made salient, they will express greater support for punitive policies punishing a disfavored out-group. A test of this theory is conducted and findings are presented.
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  • Conover, Pamela
  • Clark, Christopher
  • Carsey, Thomas M.
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  • Master of Arts
Degree granting institution
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2016
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