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.
LATEST NEWS
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

April 10, 2015
Crime Commission's Roberta Liggett presents on social media and violence at Mediation Center's 'Paving the Way' Conference
» learn more about the conference
» learn more about the Crime Commission's
Social Media & Real-World Consequences
initiative


April 10, 2015
Prevalence of video puts police under the lens
» read the Wall Street Journal article

April 8, 2015
First story by police rarely the 'full story'
» watch the CNN video

Featured Initiative: SOCIAL MEDIA & REAL-WORLD CONSEQUENCES

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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