The MessageMemo is organized as follows. First, we Chart the Landscape by describing how dominant patterns of thinking create challenges and opportunities for those communicating about criminal justice reform. With a detailed map of what communicators are up against, we then outline a Redirection Strategy – an integrated set of framing recommendations that have emerged from our research. This strategy includes what experts and advocates should and should not do in their communications materials. The research shows that these strategies can shift and expand public thinking and yield new and more productive public conversations around criminal justice reform.
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Framing for change: the science of effective communication
The way we frame, or position, our issues and information can be the difference between cutting through and opening up space for a productive conversation and shutting down thinking and...
Bridges from prison: a communications toolkit for making the case for jobs and relationships
This toolkit builds on the communications principles set out in Bridges from Prison: making the case for jobs and relationships. You’ll find practical tips and tools for anyone communicating...
Bridges from prison: Research methods supplement
This supplement provides detailed information on the research informing FrameWorks’ strategic brief on addressing the obstacles in public thinking and leveraging the openings about criminal...