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Talking Justice Reform and Public Safety: A FrameWorks Message Memo

This MessageMemo outlines framing strategies that prompt people to rethink deterrence– and consider alternatives to punishment.
Susan Nall Bales , Courtney D. Cogburn
June 18, 2014

This Multimedia MessageMemo summarizes the findings from a comprehensive multi-method investigation of how Americans view the criminal justice system and recommends specific reframing tools that demonstrated strong effects in redirecting thinking and elevating support for meaningful reforms. It includes videos and infographics to help advocates visualize the research findings and appreciate the impact of the reframing tools.