OUTBURST: Exploring hate crime reporting with LGBT young people

Funder: ESRC EMoTICON Network


Team: Cally Gatehouse, James Pickles, Jo Briggs, Shaun Lawson (Northumbria University); Matt Woods (Newcastle University).


Timeframe: 2017

This project used participatory design methods to explore responses to hate crime with LGBT young people and specialist criminal justice workers including Northumbria Police. We asked the young people to design ‘magic machines’ that would respond to hate incidents. We found that while reluctant to report all but the most serious crimes, the young people still expressed a desire for social justice in response to their experience of hate.

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Cally Gatehouse, Matthew Wood, Jo Briggs, James Pickles, and Shaun Lawson. 2018. Troubling Vulnerability: Designing with LGBT Young People’s Ambivalence Towards Hate Crime Reporting. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 109, 13 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173683