Monthly Archives: May 2010
A Pretty Face Bolsters the Defense, Cornell Study Finds

  BY: Tresa Baldas New York Law Journal May 19, 2010 Winning over jurors is tough enough for criminal defendants. Being ugly may make it tougher. That is the conclusion of a new Cornell University study that found unattractive defendants are 22 percent more likely to be convicted and are likely to receive sentences that…