This report documents what experts working on criminal justice reform in England and Wales want to be able to communicate, and how members of the public understand criminal justice issues. The report details the communication challenges that emerge from comparing these expert and public perspectives and presents initial strategies to use in addressing communication challenges.
Framing and Facts: Necessary Synergies in Communicating about Public Safety and Criminal Justice
The data on racial disparities in the justice system is clear to advocates - but misinterpreted by the public. Values messages can help us be heard and understood.
Talking Justice Reform and Public Safety: A FrameWorks Message Memo
This MessageMemo outlines framing strategies that prompt people to rethink deterrence– and imagine alternatives to punishment.
Talking About Poverty: Narratives, Counter-Narratives, and Telling Effective Stories
This report synthesizes the complex body of research around existing poverty narratives and counter-narratives, with practical advice about how to use narratives to create better stories—and,...