Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Jurors Give Passes to Defendants With Glasses

In the category of "it is better to look good than be good," the NY Daily News reports that criminal defense counsel are having their clients wear glasses in front of jurors to look less dangerous.  This tactic fuels a discussion of form over substance in the courtroom, as was raised in this earlier post. Below are some criminal defendants with glasses:

Jeffrey Dahmer with glasses and without.  Does he look less dangerous?

Eddie Ray Routh, killer of "American Sniper"Chris Kyle, at arrest and at trial

"Green River Killer:"

Jodi Arias

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