Citizens Crime Commission of New York City

A non-partisan non-profit organization working to make criminal justice
and public safety policies and practices more effective through innovation,
research, and education.
October 2, 2015
Richard Aborn spoke at Cozen O'Connor's 3rd annual privacy & cybersecurity summit about the power of prevention in cybercrime protection
» learn more about the summit
» learn more about the Crime Commission's
Cybercrime Prevention Initiative

October 1, 2015
Judge Lippman seeks bail reform
» read the Wall Street Journal article
» read the New York Times article
» read the Daily News article
» read the New York Post article

August 1, 2015
Analyzing crime statistics around NYC
» watch the WPIX video

June 24, 2015
The City and State are Making Deals
» listen to the WNYC program

May 22, 2015
NYC Needs 1,000 New Cops So It Can Protect Communities Better
» read the amNY op-ed

May 20, 2015
NYC Faces Challenges Despite Low Crime Rate
» watch the Fox video

April 15, 2015
NYC makes changes to Summons Court
» read the Wall Street Journal article


Social media has become a part of everyday life. All types of real-world behavior are now showcased online—including criminal behavior, bullying, threats and the glorification of violence. Increasingly, youth associated with antisocial peer groups—such as neighborhood-based "crews" engaging in violent rivalries—use social media as a tool to create criminal opportunities and amplify conflicts. Unfortunately, in many cases, this type of social media usage can lead to real-life violence or other serious ramifications, such as arrest.

The Crime Commission's series, "Social Media & Real-World Consequences", provides an overview of the ways youth are communicating on social media, the associated risks of these communications turning into real-world violence, and the range of legal, educational and professional consequences youth may face in the real-world.
» read Volume 1: From Virtual to Violent
» read Volume 2: Responding to Social Media Norms
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