The Four Master Tropes and Arguments about Criminal Justice Reform

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Drawing on previous studies of synecdoche regarding public controversies, I consider how opponents of criminal justice reform magnify threats with emotional appeals based on stigma to evaluate arguments based on fear. I close the paper by theorizing ways in which rhetorical critics might respond with arguments drawing on metaphor and dialectic to generate a more compassionate and rational consideration of policy regarding reentry for formerly incarcerated persons.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Nov 16 2019
EventNational Communication Association's Annual Meeting - Baltimore, MD
Duration: Nov 16 2019Nov 16 2019


ConferenceNational Communication Association's Annual Meeting


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