Statistics suggest that crime is steadily decreasing across the U.S. However, we have recently witnessed some of the most horrific acts of violence in American history. These incidents have led to various conversations about violence prevention. On the national level, the focus is on policy, particularly laws regarding gun control. Conversations at the local level, on the other hand, focus on broader crime-prevention strategies such as increasing police effectiveness, improving community engagement, and creating after-school programs for at-risk youth. These discussions present a unique opportunity for human-computer interaction (HCI) researchers and designers to be at the forefront of describing…
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