27 St. Mary's L.J. 193 (1995-1996)
Beauty and the Beast: Physical Appearance Discrimination in American Criminal Trials

handle is hein.journals/stmlj27 and id is 203 raw text is: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
DISCRIMINATION IN AMERICAN CRIMINAL TRIALS
DAVID L. WILEY
I.  Introduction  .................................................  194
II. General Background of Physical Appearance
D iscrim ination  ...............................................  201
A. The Psychological Process of Corporeal Attribution ..... 201
B. The Traditional Dichotomy of Image and Substance ..... 204
C. The Rise of Corporeal Attribution in Modem American
C ulture  ..................................................  205
1. The Effects of Modem Technology ................... 205
2. The Effects of Modem Commercialism ............... 206
D. Some Manifestations of Corporeal Attribution in Modem
Am  erican  Culture  .......................................  207
III. Physical Appearance Discrimination in the American Judicial
System   .......................................................  211
A. The Effects of Physical Appearance Discrimination on
Defendants in American Criminal Trials ................. 211
B. The Parallel Relationship Between Racial Discrimination
and Physical Appearance Discrimination in American
Crim inal Trials ...........................................  214
C. The Parallel Relationship Between Sex Discrimination
and Physical Appearance Discrimination in American
Crim inal Trials ...........................................  216
IV. A Constitutional Analysis of Physical Appearance
Discrimination in American Criminal Trials .................. 219
A. A Due Process Analysis ................................. 219
B. An Eighth Amendment Analysis ........................ 220
C. An Equal Protection Analysis ........................... 223
D. A Sixth Amendment Analysis ........................... 228
V.  Remedial Suggestions ........................................  232
V I.  Conclusion  ..................................................  234

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