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Male jurors likely to find heavy gals guilty

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/15/2013 @ 1:25 pm In Health,U.S. | No Comments

(CONNECTICUT.CBSLOCAL) — Male members of a jury are more likely to find a defendant guilty if the accused person is an overweight female.

According to a recent study by Yale University psychologists, male – and not female – jurors are also more inclined to believe that a fat woman is a repeat offender who had malicious intent.

The researchers gathered a group of 471 pretend peers of varying body sizes and described to them a case of check fraud. They also presented them with one of four images—either a large man, a lean man, a large woman, or a lean woman—and identified the person in the photograph as the defendant.


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