عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Message framing to reduce stigma and increase support for policies to improve the wellbeing of people with prior drug convictions
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
قالب بندی پیام برای کاهش بیماری روانی و افزایش حمایت از سیاست های بهبود رفاه افراد با محکومیت قبلی دارویی
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - International Journal of Drug Policy, 76 (2020) 102643. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.102643
Sachini N. Bandara⁎, Emma E. McGinty, Colleen L. Barry
Background: Individuals with drug convictions are at heightened risk of poor health, due in part to punitive
public policies. This study tests the effects of message frames on: (1) public stigma towards individuals with
felony drug convictions and (2) support for four policies in the United States (U.S.) affecting social determinants
of health: mandatory minimum sentencing laws, ‘ban-the-box’ employment laws, and restrictions to supplemental
nutrition and public housing programs.
Methods: A randomized experiment (n = 3,758) was conducted in April 2018 using a nationally representative
online survey panel in the U.S. Participants were randomized to a no-exposure arm or one of nine exposure arms
combining: (1) a description of the consequences of incarceration and community reentry framed in one of three
ways: a public safety issue, a social justice issue or having an impact on the children of incarcerated individuals,
(2) a narrative description of an individual released from prison, and (3) a picture depicting the race of the
narrative subject. Logistic regression was used to assess effects of the frames.
Results: Social justice and the impact on children framing lowered social distance measures and increased
support for ban-the-box laws.
Conclusion: These findings can inform the development of communication strategies to reduce stigma and advocacy
efforts to support the elimination of punitive polices towards individuals with drug convictions.
Keywords: Stigma | Messaging | Policy | Criminal justice