As they say, it’s only a crime if you get caught …

Via Boing Boing, “Ugly teens more likely to be criminals“:

“A recent study suggests that unattractive individuals commit more crime than people who are average or good looking.”

Is that more likely to commit crime, or more likely to be caught and result in being punished instead of let off? Not having read the study, I am suspicious of whether there is a hidden function of privilege in the reporting of crime, where some are let off more than others. Also, privilege means being able to bend the rules in ways that are not reported as crimes in the first place, although still technically not by the book.