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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Fit for crime

Posted By on Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 6:17 AM

The New York Times today is reporting on a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor's study that found a high degree of physical fitness among state prison inmates.

But that does not mean that being fit is a predictor of criminal tendencies, said one of the authors, Jeffery T. Walker of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

“Those who are fit may have personalities that are more likely to make them violent,” Dr. Walker said in an e-mail message.

“In essence,” Dr. Walker said, “what drives them to be fit also drives them to be violent. It is also likely that those who are fit find themselves in violent situations more.”

Football players, anyone?


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