Study finds ugly faces more likely to end up in mug shots
January 7, 2007 9:33pm CST
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. What do you think?
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• United States
9 Jan 07
This study does not surprise me. The better you look, the better society will treat you. Society ridicules and treat ugly and other so-called rejects so bad it is pitiful. Its no wonder that some people turn to crime. No one wants to be treated like a reject.
9 Jan 07
i may be it right. ugly faces are disapointed in childhood memories the upsets are grow bigger the more older they are. then becoming criminal. anything its possible. but bad guys have bad aura that is coming from their hear. and this aura make his face more ugly.
11 Jan 07
I am not at all surprised with the study's results. The blame is not on the ugly teenagers, it is on the society in general. The society treats the good looking and the beautiful with down right reverence. And down right shuns the ugly. Even the ugly ones at some point in their lives adopt this very attitude!!! Ever heard that nursery rhyme 'Chubby cheeks, dimpled chin...lovely eyes .... very fair etc'. That rhyme if read to an ugly kid, do you think it does any good to it? It will feel rejected and shunned. A rejected and shunned person is more likely to get into crime off course. Unless society accepts that beauty is just skin deep, this scenario will exist.
• United Arab Emirates
8 Jan 07
people who get more love and loved by every one are the individuals commit less crime,ugly looking teenagers need love and care more cuz they are already hurt and complxed....and they take out thr anger on others and end up commiting more crime!
10 Jan 07
i think that this research may ne right but this is very hard to prove - it is obvious that "ugly" teenagers more often find violence and cruelty at school - which results in changes to the psychic. I would be very curious are there any research concerning how often good looking individuals get away with crime they have commited :) it's obvious that bad looking person will be punished more often for what they did than good looking person :)
• United States
11 Jan 07
Here is another example of junk science. They probably sat down, looked at mug shots and compared them with ages...the lept to this "earth shaking" conclusion. The fact of the matter is NO ONE loks good in their mug shot. The lighting is horrible and most people have had a rough time of it just before being arrested or detained. This "news" also doens't take anything else into account but appearance. It doesn't balance itself with the conditions taht exist in society that cuts the life changes for those people who are not as physically attractive as others. This one is right up there witht he second hand smoke farce.