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Old 02-17-2006, 03:12 PM   #1
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Ugly people commit more crimes?

Not to encourage anyone, but this article reminded me of someone on this forum....I'm sure he will be thrilled with this corroborating evidence for his ugly is bad, good looking is the ultimate theory.



But seriously, how sad!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...602039_pf.html

"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," claim Naci Mocan of the University of Colorado and Erdal Tekin of Georgia State University.

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Mocan and Tekin aren't sure why criminals tend to be ugly. 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. They also report that more attractive students have better grades and more polished social skills, which means they graduate with a greater chance of staying out of trouble.
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Re: Ugly people commit more crimes?

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Not to encourage anyone, but this article reminded me of someone on this forum....I'm sure he will be thrilled with this corroborating evidence for his ugly is bad, good looking is the ultimate theory.



OMG....probably the same one I'm thinking of too
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Is it that ugly people 'commit' more crimes or just that hot people 'get away' with more crimes because they are good looking.

Cause, I'll be honest with you my wife (hot ) gets away with a whole hell of a lot more than I (not hot ) do....
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Maybe they're more frustrated.
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Sexual frustration.
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Is it that ugly people 'commit' more crimes or just that hot people 'get away' with more crimes because they are good looking.
i think dalton nailed it.
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I know a lot of ugly people
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haha yeah I heard that on the radio...


I don't see how it can be true...hmm...
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i think dalton nailed it.

cough ** erm .... Thank you?
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OMG....probably the same one I'm thinking of too
maybe we are all thinking of the same person

But.. yeah, sometimes it seems that if you are pretty you will be more succesful . I move in a circle where it does not only take to be talented, if you are nice and good looking seems that you have an advantage, cuz the people from the publishing houses, the museums, the advertising agencies will remind you better and they will have a better impression of you. When I have a job interview or the few times that I've exposed my work I try to look the best I can, and it works.
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Is it that ugly people 'commit' more crimes or just that hot people 'get away' with more crimes because they are good looking.
I think you might be on to something here. Just think how many movies and books have good-looking heros and ugly villians! Maybe the stereotype is so ingrained that people - including the police - subconsciously give less weight to evidence pointing to good-lucking people or never even consider them suspects in a crime in the first place.
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This is ludicrous. How can there be any validity to a study or any kind of "data" on the subject of looks? Who deems whether a person is good looking or not when "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" is merely one person, the beholder's opinion?
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Re: Re: Re: Ugly people commit more crimes?

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maybe we are all thinking of the same person

But.. yeah, sometimes it seems that if you are pretty you will be more succesful . I move in a circle where it does not only take to be talented, if you are nice and good looking seems that you have an advantage, cuz the people from the publishing houses, the museums, the advertising agencies will remind you better and they will have a better impression of you. When I have a job interview or the few times that I've exposed my work I try to look the best I can, and it works.





we are all thinkin of the same person...

he just needs to STOP lookin at the really good lookin people and notice the people who are average.

id bet hed find hes more average than ugly.





if your stuck at home and your watchin the commercial with anna nicole...and at the end it says " BE ENVIED"...




WHY????????????????????????????

why do people have to be "envied"


...and everything be a rat race



its unrealistic.....................esp. for this nation of women and young men and young women


its dangerous


its as if were controlled to be romantisized
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Well, if more crimes are committed by people from unfortunate circumstances then that might have something to do it. They just dont get the same chances as richer people to even try to be attractive.
I've seen the amount of work that some of my richer friends put into being good looking, and it was a LOT.
However, I do think that attractive people get away with a lot more than unattractive people. I've even noticed myself at times letting the cute boys get away with being rude just because...they're cute.
And attractive people might very well get better employment because if two people had equal resumes but one of them was a real looker, dont you think that the person hiring might even unknowingly like the good looking person better?
There was a study that showed babies liked looking at attractive people a lot more than unattractive people. Maybe it is just ingrained in us.
The standards that dictate 'attractiveness' in its most general terms are usually things that indicate good health and/or charisma too. Like a nice body, symmetry in facial features, an engaging demeanor...things like that.
I dunno
There's a lot of reasons this could be true.

and
*ahem*
I must be thinking of the same person too.
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