Skip to comments.Study finds ugly faces more likely to end up in mug shots
Posted on 02/18/2006 11:12:36 AM PST by MRMEAN
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Washington -- Not only are physically unattractive teenagers likely to be stay-at-homes on prom night, they're also more likely to grow up to be criminals, say two economists who tracked the life course of young people from high school through early adulthood.
"We find that unattractive individuals commit more crime in comparison to average-looking ones, and very attractive individuals commit less crime in comparison to those who are average-looking," say Naci Mocan of the University of Colorado and Erdal Tekin of Georgia State University.
Mocan and Tekin analyzed data from a federally sponsored survey of 15,000 high schoolers. One question asked interviewers to rate the physical appearance of the student on a five-point scale ranging from "very attractive" to "very unattractive."
These economists found that the long-term consequences of being young and ugly were small but consistent. Cute guys were uniformly less likely than averages would indicate to have committed seven crimes, including burglary and selling drugs, while the unhandsome were consistently more likely to have broken the law.
Other studies have shown that unattractive men and women are less likely to be hired, and that they earn less money than the better-looking. Such inferior circumstances may steer some to crime, Mocan and Tekin suggest.
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Well, not necessarily. I would have to be a monster in human shape then, but instead I'm trying to be a useful society member: the mere sight of my mug [even in photo] is enough to start a spontaneous labor in difficult pregnancies, and I have to remain on call.
Just a thought.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
By a certain age, (unless you can/want to afford a surgeon) we all have the face we've earned.
Now that's just flat-out insulting to the dog! LOL!
In Helen Thomas's case, it was the age of three.
I cant help but think of Helen Thomas when reading this.
If this were true she would have been a serial killer.
Most of the criminals are members of the struggling classes and hasn't got the money nor the culture to invest in social frames, nutrition, sports etc. which results in healthy and balanced individuals = "beauty". They are also inclined to use alcohol and drugs, which does not make the face look healthy. It's as simple as that.
BTW: how goodlooking would YOU be at the precinct after they hauled your ass in?
[We need to take some shots at Hillary too!]
I still have to put the Traficant mug shot high on my list just for the "hair".
Well that explains why I never have a problem finding a job and why I am consistently underpaid. ;)
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