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.
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

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

April 10, 2015
Prevalence of video puts police under the lens
» 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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