Fula brottslingar

Ibland kallar man brottslingar för fulingar. Det tycks vara en bokstavligt sann beskrivning, enligt studien ”Ugly Criminals”, accepterad för publicering i Review of Economics and Statistics:

[B]eing very attractive reduces a young adult’s (ages 18-26) propensity for criminal activity and being unattractive increases it. … These results are suggestive of two handicaps faced by unattractive individuals. First, a labor market penalty provides a direct incentive for unattractive individuals toward criminal activity. Second, the level of beauty in high school is associated with criminal propensity 7-8 years later …

Så kom ihåg: Var särskilt tveksam till att börja bråka med fula personer.

Se även det tidigare inlägget ”Diskrimineras fula?”.