Coke. McDonald's. Carbs. Meat. People like to talk about the things that make them FAT. Many do not want to be overweight. So they get away from eating the garbage and instead eat smart. Even work-out.
What about the people who can't control eating OR drinking? Other people who serve as jurors think they may be guilty or repeat DUI offenders because of they way they look, California DUI attorneys report.
A Yale study just released says that men on a (criminal case including DUI) jury will "more likely" find someone guilty if she is overweight, California DUI lawyers are told.
Wow. These YU shrinks conclude male jurors are more likely to believe an obese lady is a "repeat (e.g. DUI) offender" who had malicious intent!
These Ivy league psychology experts had 471 pretend peers of different body sizes in a check fraud case.
For identification purposes as the defendant, 4 images were presented:
Large woman and
They pretend peers rated the person's guilt on a 5 pt. ranking. No heavy bias was present when the female pretenders ranked the pretend females or when either females or men assessed the probable guilt of the mean.
The male pretend peers explained that physical bias had to do with their judgment on pretend female defendants.
Slim males were significantly more likely to find overweight females guilty, often saying that "fat" women were "repeat offenders" with some kind of "awareness" of their crimes.
Females had little or no "weight" bias toward any of the 4 categories and no fat bias by any gender when determining guilt of males.
Normal body mass index is 18.5 - 25. The AMA says average Americans' BMI = 28.6. Fat is 25-30. Obese is over 30.