Tales from the Field - Beauty capital
Being beautiful apparently brings big dividends: "The total effect of facial attractiveness on income is roughly equal to that of educational qualifications or self-confidence", claims Catherine Hakim in her new book Honey Money. Perhaps it's time to give up on exams and spend more time at the spa because Laurie also hears from the U.S. economist Daniel Hamermesh that being beautiful can greatly inflate your pay packet.
Also on the programme, Louise Westmarland talks about some of the extraordinary experiences that criminologists have faced whilst researching crime.
Producer: Charlie Taylor.