Sheena L. Erete

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This paper describes how online conversations about crime amongst local residents impact offline behavior. We conducted a three-year study in five middle to low-income geographically-bound communities (defined as police beats), where we observed community meetings for two years, interviewed 45 residents, and performed qualitative content analysis on over(More)
This paper describes how three Chicago communities that vary by socio-economic status, race, and crime rate appropriate information and communication technologies (ICTs) to aid in grassroots, community-based crime prevention efforts. Using interviews, observations, and online content analysis, we found three major differences in how ICTs were appropriated:(More)
Despite the growing promotion of the “open data” movement, the collection, cleaning, management, interpretation, and dissemination of open data is laborious and cost intensive, particularly for non-profits with limited resources. In this paper, we describe how non-profit organizations (NPOs) use open data, building on prior literature that(More)
“I’ve got nothing to hide” is a common response when people are asked their view on government surveillance and online tracking for the sake of national security and interest-based advertising, respectively. The ‘nothing to hide’ (NtH) privacy view, characterized by Solove, raises new and important research questions scarcely explored. By clearly(More)
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