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.
January 12, 2016
Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner Bratton Unveil Initiative with the Crime Commission to Reduce Gun Violence
» watch the press conference
» read the press release
» read the Mayor's press release
» read the NY Times article
» read the PIX11 article
» listen to the WNYC program

January 5, 2016
Crime Commission project to create new gun courts announced
» read the Politico article
» listen to the WNYC report

December 11, 2015
Richard Aborn comments on City's successful reduction of Stop and Frisk
» read the Wall Street Journal article
» read the New York Times article
» read the New York Post article
» watch the NY1 video

December 3, 2015
Resisting the rhetorical sinkhole to end mass shootings
» listen to the WNYC program

November 30, 2015
The Crime Commission honored Robert S. Tucker and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara at the 2015 Annual Awards Ceremony
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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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