Expert and Public Narratives on Crime in New Zealand: Gaps and Opportunities to Communicate Reform, 2019
This paper reports on the first phase of a larger research project looking at how to reframe the public conversation about crime and justice in Aotearoa New Zealand. In this report, we summarise research we have undertaken to understand how experts understand and frame criminal justice, how the public also does so, and where the opportunities for building new, more effective narratives may lie. The work was conducted in partnership with JustSpeak, and supported by The Borrin Foundation, The Tindall Foundation and the JR McKenzie Trust.
This short, illustrated guide summarises the findings of the longer report on the first phase of our research looking at how experts and the public currently talk and think about crime and justice. We summarise the findings of our analysis of the gaps and overlaps between those two narratives and we make some preliminary recommendations based on our findings. This work was conducted in partnership with JustSpeak and supported by the Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation, The Tindall Foundation and the JR McKenzie Trust.