Human Computer Interaction


This paper is a preliminary theoretical effort to define and operationalize success for a network of online crime preventioncommunities called Nation of Neighbors. We situate member communities with respect to traditional crime watch initiativesand online communities of practice. We determine five activities – reports, posts, replies, invitations sent, and invitationaccepted – that directly or indirectly support the communities’ crime-prevention efforts. We conclude by considering futureavenues of inferential analysis facilitated by the development of a health metric.