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Unattractive People More Likely to be Criminals


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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.

Source: San Fransisco Chronicle
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That must mean I am hawt.

*Has an over-inflated sense of self importance now*

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Maybe it also has to do with the self esteem of the individuals.

Um... Shouldn't these people be spending their time researching... more important...stuff?

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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.


That may certainly have something to do with it...but I'd also like to point out that there is likely a good chance that the Uglies may also just be convicted me...The Jury is likely more inclined to let a pretty mass murder go free then an ugly one.

I know personally I'd rather have a Charismatic AND pretty Lawyer then an inteligent one that looks like he just crawled out from under a rock...
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