During this brief but informative talk on assault, Jessica Ladd shares her vision of a tech-based reporting system that would allow sexual assault victims to electronically report these crimes. During this talk, Ladd uses an emotional anecdote filled with statistics to convey how important these system are.
Ladd states that one in five women and one in 13 men will be sexually assaulted during their college career. The statistics continue to shock the audience; while the numbers provide a staggering analogy, the ultimate point of this speech is to express how the veil of technology can actually be beneficial in some cases. The system described by Ladd is one that allows victims to report their assaults anonymously and electronically. There is a security time stamp and a suspect identification section that will cross-reference other reports. This will reduce the amount of offenders who never get accused or convicted.
This talk on assault is packed with emotion, but it truly conveys how today’s advanced technology and software systems can be used to save lives, protect identities and impact the greater good.