Abrams writes about online trials, but her text includes insights into factors that legal professionals find significant in physical courtrooms. Abrams shares that courtrooms “tend to feel grand and formal, bedecked with wood paneling, an American flag, and security guards. In a more familiar setting—the living room or the break room at work—might behavior and decision-making differ? ‘Many times, when people come into the courthouse, they’re acting nonchalant,’ said Judge Richard Young. . . .
Siting to cut violence
Respite areas for crime survivors
The Moran-lead team links at-work greenspace and positive health outcomes, even for prison employees.
Plants a plus
Research to inform design that supports rehabilitation
Nadkarni and her colleagues confirmed the value of watching nature videos, even in challenging environments.
McKimmie and his colleagues probed how courtroom design influences opinions of defendants.
On its website (address below) the Center for Active Design shares a case study focused on the active design components of the Superior Court of California, San Benito County in Hollister, CA.