Does tattoos tell if someone will be a criminal.

I am looking for public opinion on wether tattoos will determine if a person becomes a criminal or not.  I have listed 3 studies done regarding tattoos and criminal behavior.  Let me know if the public agrees with the studies or not and why you think how you think regarding the studies. 
 
1st
 
Jennings (2014) examined the causal relationships between tattoos and life-course
offending among males. Jennings research relied on data gathered from a prospective longitudinal study of 411 males from the Cambridge study in delinquent development. Jennings found that tattooed-males exhibited significantly higher risk factors pointing to greater propensity towards crime and other deviant acts such as smoking and binge drinking.
 
2nd study
 
King and Vidourek (2013) conducted a study that aimed at examining associations between tattooing and risky behaviors. The authors utilized data gathered fromom the survey responses of 998 students enrolled in physical education and mental health classes. Their findings illustrated that tattooed individual are more likely to engage in risky behaviors such as drug/alcohol use and risky sexual behavior.
 
3rd study
 
A new study suggests that people who load up on body art are more likely to engage in risky and criminal behavior.

 

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The report reveals that those who get four or more tattoos, seven or more piercings, or one "intimate piercing," are far more prone to use illegal drugs, get thrown in the slammer, drink ungodly amounts of booze, cheat on tests and curse like a sailor.
F or the past two years, Jerome Koch, a sociology professor at Texas Tech University, along with his "Body Art Team," surveyed more than 1,750 students at four colleges and concluded that there is in indeed a correlation between multiple tattoos and piercing and socially unacceptable behavior.

The Daily RFT caught up with Koch, who, by the way, is tattooless and says he intends to stay that way.

Koch will not say which colleges he chose for this tattoo study, entitled " Body Art, Deviance, and American College Students " but hint, hint, two are in Indiana and two are in Texas.

Koch stresses that those with a "low-level of body aret" or what he calls the "rose and dolphin crowd," are not much different than anyone else. But something happens, he adds, when a person goes heavy on the ink.

Says Koch: "They are ten times more likely to have an arrest history, a four-fold increase in drug use, other than marijuana, and there's a five-fold increase in having had nine or more sex partners in the last year.


Michael lannon | 01-02-2018

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