Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Height and seriousness of crime in XYY men.
  1. E B Hook,
  2. K M Healy


    The case histories of XYY males in two security settings were ranked by degree of seriousness of crime. The correlations of these scores with height were either zero (for data of Daly with the history of the propositus excluded) or positive (for data of Jacobs et al., P less than 0.05). For both studies, the results were contrary to the expectation of negative correlation which would be found if, in accord with Hunter's suggestion, authorities were biased to place XYYs in security settings because of the more threatening appearance associated with larger stature.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.