Finding Design in the Criminal Justice System
Prosecutor Kelsey McKay realized that strangulation was not being taken seriously enough by first responders or victims; resulting trauma can cause death days or weeks later. To help convict strangulation perpetrators at trial, McKay created a field investigation tool that resulted in a 36% increase in filed offenses in just one year. This talk will explore how law enforcement agencies can replicate this success, and how designers can apply design research at government-sized scale.
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Additional Supporting Materials
- Why is design thinking an effective strategy for driving outcomes in the criminal justice system?
- How can law enforcement agencies replicate the success of McKay’s case study in their own jurisdictions?
- What can designers learn from McKay’s case study of applying design research techniques at government-sized scale?
Ryan Menefee, Sr Strategist, frog design