EP 202: Jackie Dunn and Jonathan Fisher...Empowering Justice Narratives

Welcome to The Criminologist podcast! In this episode, Joseph Arvidson dives deep into the transformative power of data and storytelling in reshaping perceptions and narratives within the criminal justice landscape. Joined by two dynamic guests, Jackie Dunn and Jonathan Fisher, this episode explores innovate approaches to drive positive change in our understanding of justice-involved individuals. Jonathan Fisher, renowned for his expertise in leveraging participatory photography to empower communities, and Jackie Dunn, a passionate advocate for data-driven criminal justice reform, share their insights and experiences in bridging the gap between data analysis and story telling.   Key topics discussed include: The potential of data-driven strategies in criminal justice reform. Using narratives to humanize justice-involved individuals and challenge stereotypes. Strategies to shift from an "Us versus Them" mentality to a more inclusive and empathetic approach. The importance of combining data analysis with compelling storytelling for impactful advocacy. Join us as we uncover the intersection of data, narrative, and social change, and learn from the groundbreaking work of Jonathan Fisher and Jackie Dunn in driving meaningful reform within the criminal justice system! To learn more about our guests and their impactful work, check out the links below:  Jackie Dunn and Data 4 Change  Data 4 Change on Facebook! Jonathan's "Seeing for Ourselves" project "Project Lives" initiative "In a Whole New Way" initiative "Picturing My Climate Future" initiative "In a Whole New Way" short video promo    

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Host Joseph Arvidson brings criminologist, practitioners, academics and those with lived experiences from around the world together to discuss the age old dilemma of responding to society's criminal element. Merging established correctional policy with emerging desistance models, this show illustrates how adopting a holistic lens and constantly questioning established approaches can best serves justice involved individuals.