Study: Male Jurors are Biased Against Overweight Women

January 17th, 2013

GavelA study by Yale researchers shows that male jurors have a significant bias against overweight female defendants. They did not have a bias for lean women or for men of any weight. Female jurors had no weight or gender bias at all. The guilt difference, based on a 5-point scale, was about ¾ of a point, so not only is it statistically significant, but it’s meaningful in the real world.

Link #1: http://yaledailynews.com/…

Link #2 (study abstract): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…
(via Slate)

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