Los adolescentes feos son más propensos a ser criminales

“Soy demasiado feo para tener un trabajo”
“I’m too ugly to get a job.”

-Daniel Gallagher, atracador de un banco de Miami, después de que le capturara la policí­a en 2003-

Un estudio reciente sugiere que los individuos feos comenten más crí­menes que los individuos que están en la media. Los investigadores de la Universidad de Colorado y la Georgia State University basan estos resultados en un estudio realizado a 15000 adolescentes en 1994, después en 1997 y después en 2002.

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.

Very attractive high school girls were less likely to commit six of the seven crimes, while those rated unattractive were more likely to have done six of seven, controlling for personal and family characteristics known to be associated with criminal behavior…

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, (the researchers) 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.

El artí­culo original es The Ugly Face of Crime del Washington Post. Ví­a: Boing Boing

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