How can those who support the essential themes and ideas behind the “defund the police” hashtag retool their message to build public support? As a first step, we reviewed key movement leaders’ interpretations of the phrase and identified two underlying themes.
Researchers Say Metaphors Can Help Public Better Understand Juvenile Justice
The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange reports on FrameWorks research to help the public see the criminal justice system not as broken and unfixable but instead as in need of improvement.
Have Americans Lost Interest in Real Police Reform?
It’s been five years since an unarmed Michael Brown was shot by police on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., triggering a wave of protests and nationwide efforts—including a federal task force—to...
Adjusting Our Focus: Current Communication Practices and Patterns in the Criminal Justice Sector
Analyzes communications materials from influential criminal justice organizations, identifies their dominant narratives, and recommends specific shifts in framing strategies.