The Citizens Crime Commission of New York City is available for nonpartisan commentary on criminal justice issues and to provide research assistance to the media.
The Crime Commission frequently provides commentary and assistance to The New York Times, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, and numerous radio and television stations throughout New York and the nation.
For inquiries or assistance please call Evan Thies at 917-715-9265
Expanding the DNA Databank
In 2006 and 2012, the Crime Commission successfully supported the expansion of New York's DNA Databank. By helping to solve crimes and determine the innocence of the accused, forensic DNA information has increasingly become a major resource for law enforcement and criminal justice officials.
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June 1, 2010 Crime Commission President Richard Aborn joins Governor Paterson at a press conference to urge New York to expand the state DNA Databank law.
Fact Sheet: Expanding the Use of DNA in NY: Convicting the Guilty; Exonerating the Innocent (2012)
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Testimony: Crime Commission President Richard Aborn Testifies Before NY Legislature in Favor of Expanding the DNA Databank (2012)
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