Crime Metaphors

a: Crime ~
b: disease

What: "As with all complex issues, crime is suffused with metaphors. One common frame portrays crime as a disease, one that plagues cities, infects communities, and spreads in epidemics or waves. Another depicts crime as a predator - criminals prey upon their victims, and they need to be hunted or caught. These aren't just rhetorical flourishes; they're mind-changing tools with very real consequences."

Writer: Ed Yong
Date: Feb 22 2012 8:25 PM

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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.