Indian population. See Richard E. Greenleaf, "The Inquisition in Colonial Mexico: Heretical Thoughts on the Spiritual Conquest," in Religion in Latin American Life and Literature, edited by L.C. Brown and W. Cooper (Waco, 1980), p. 80. Alberro, for her part, gives us a portrait of the Mexican Inquisition in which the tribunal appears as a highly inefficient and sloppy institution of social control, asserting that in repressive matters the figures were almost ridiculous. See Alberro, Inquisición y sociedad, pp. 23-29,589-593.