Promoting Fairness


New York City has achieved drops in both crime and incarceration that are unmatched elsewhere in the country. We continue to look for ways to improve in reducing crime and unnecessary incarceration while promoting fairness. Research shows that people who believe that they have been treated fairly and respectfully by the criminal justice system are more likely to obey the law -- no matter what the outcome of their case. Together, enhanced technology, clear messaging and improved design can help build respectful environments that promote confidence in the criminal justice system.