Ugly Criminals

@article{Mocan2010UglyC,
  title={Ugly Criminals},
  author={N. Mocan and E. Tekin},
  journal={Law},
  year={2010}
}
Using data from three waves of Add Health we find that being very attractive reduces a young adult's (ages 18-26) propensity for criminal activity and being unattractive increases it for a number of crimes, ranging from burglary to selling drugs. A variety of tests demonstrate that this result is not because beauty is acting as a proxy for socio-economic status. Being very attractive is also positively associated adult vocabulary test scores, which suggests the possibility that beauty may have… Expand
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