There is plenty of support for this, going back decades.
The frightening aspect of behavior such as scapegoating or being scapegoated is sealed over as these authors treat us to a bit of unsubstantiated...
Groupwork With Children and Adolescents / Ralph L. Kolodny, James A. Garland - 1984
he vacillated between being tolerated and scapegoated by Stratum
Cottage Six: The Social System of Delinquent Boys in Residential Treatment / Howard W. Polsky 1962 --Dmol 14:41, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
Cited as spelled. Cynewulf 21:13, 19 December 2006 (UTC)