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Urban Sustainability in an Age of Enduring Inequalities: Advancing Theory and Ecometrics for the 21st-Century
2017, Robert J. Sampson, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Early online)
Individual and Community Economic Mobility in the Great Recession Era: The Spatial Foundations of Persistent Inequality
2016, Robert J. Sampson, Economic Mobility: Research and Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities and the Economy.
The Racial Ecology of Lead Poisoning: Toxic Inequality in Chicago Neighborhoods, 1995-2013
2016, Robert J. Sampson, DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race 13:2
The Characterological Imperative: On Heckman, Humphries, and Kautz’s The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life.
2016, Robert J. Sampson, 54 Journal of Economic Literature 493
Immigration and America’s Urban Revival
7/2015, Robert J. Sampson, American Prospect
Ecometrics in the Age of Big Data: Measuring and Assessing ‘Broken Windows’ Using Large-scale Administrative Records
2015, Robert J. Sampson, 45 Sociological Methodology 101
Compounded Deprivation in the Transition to Adulthood: The Intersection of Racial and Economic Inequality among Chicagoans, 1995-2013.
2015, Robert J. Sampson, 1 The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 35
Achieving the Middle Ground in an Age of Concentrated Extremes: Mixed Middle-Income Neighborhoods and Emerging Adulthood
2015, Robert J. Sampson, 660 ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 156
Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect
6/2012, Robert J. Sampson, University of Chicago Press
Don't Shut the Golden Door: The Beneficial Impact of Immigration
6/2012, Robert J. Sampson, New York Times
Immigration and the Changing Social Fabric of American Cities
5/2012, Robert J. Sampson, 641 ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science - Sage Publications
The Moynihan Report Revisited: Lessons and Reflections afer Four Decades
1/2009, Robert J. Sampson, ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science - Sage Publication
Disparity and Diversity in the Contemporary City: Social (Dis)Order Revisited
2009, Robert J. Sampson, 60 British Journal of Sociology 1
Spatial Heterogeneity In the Effects of Immigration and Diversity on Neighborhood Homicide Rates
2009, Robert J. Sampson, 13 Homicide Studies 242
Moving to Inequality: Neighborhood Effects and Experiments Meet Social Structure
2008, Robert J. Sampson, 114 American Journal of Sociology 189
Rethinking Crime and Immigration
2008, Robert J. Sampson, 7 Contexts 28
Neighborhood Selection and the Social Reproduction of Concentrated Racial Inequality
2008, Robert J. Sampson, 45 Demography 1
Durable Effects of Concentrated Disadvantage on Verbal Ability Among African-American Children
2008, Robert J. Sampson, 105 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 845
The Explanation of Crime: Context, Mechanisms and Development
12/1/2006, Robert J. Sampson, Cambridge University Press
Shared Beginnings, Divergent Lives: Delinquent Boys to Age 70
3/2006, Robert J. Sampson, Harvard University Press
Open Doors Don't Invite Criminals: Is Increased Immigration Behind the Drop in Crime?
2006, Robert J. Sampson, New York Times (op-ed)
Does Marriage Reduce Crime? A Counterfactual Approach to Within-Individual Causal Effects
2006, Robert J. Sampson, 44 Criminology 465
Durable Inequality: Spatial Dynamics, Social Processes and the Persistence of Poverty in Chicago Neighborhoods
2006, Robert J. Sampson, In S. Bowles, S. Durlauf, & K. Hoff, Poverty Traps, Princeton University Press
Cultural Mechanisms and Killing Fields: A Revised Theory of Community-Level Racial Inequality
2006, Robert J. Sampson, The Many Colors of Crime: Inequalities of Race, Ethnicity and Crime in America, NY University Press
How Does Community Context Matter? Social Mechanisms and the Explanation of Crime
2006, Robert J. Sampson, In R. Sampson & P. Wikström, eds., The Explanation of Crime: Context, Mechanisms, and Development
Developmental Criminology and Its Discontents: Trajectories of Crime from Childhood to Old Age
11/1/2005, Robert J. Sampson, ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science - Sage Publications
'There Will Be Fighting in the Streets': The Distorting Lens of Social Movement Theory
2005, Robert J. Sampson, 10 Mobilization 1
Social Anatomy of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Violence
2005, Robert J. Sampson, 95 American Journal of Public Health 224
Civil Society Reconsidered: The Durable Nature and Community Structure of Collective Civic Action
2005, Robert J. Sampson, 111 American Journal of Sociology 673
A Life-Course View of the Development of Crime
2005, Robert J. Sampson, 602 Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 12
Spatial (Dis)Advantage and Homicide in Chicago Neighborhoods
2004, Robert J. Sampson, In M. Goodchild & D. Janell, eds., Spatially Integrated Social Science, Oxford University Press
Seeing Disorder: Neighborhood Stigma and the Social Construction of Broken Windows
2004, Robert J. Sampson, 67 Social Psychology Quarterly 319
A Multivariate, Multilevel Rasch Model with Application to Self-Reported Criminal Behavior
2003, Robert J. Sampson, 33 Sociological Methodology 169
Life-Course Desisters? Trajectories of Crime Among Delinquent Boys Followed to Age 70
2003, Robert J. Sampson, 41 Criminology 301
The Neighborhood Context of Well Being
2003, Robert J. Sampson, 46 Perspectives in Biology and Medicine S53
Assessing 'Neighborhood Effects': Social Processes and New Directions in Research
2002, Robert J. Sampson, 28 Annual Review of Sociology 443
Neighborhood Inequality, Collective Efficacy, and the Spatial Dynamics of Urban Violence.
2001, Robert J. Sampson, 39 Criminology 517
'Ecometrics': Toward A Science of Assessing Ecological Settings, with Application to the Systematic Social Observation of Neighborhoods
1999, Robert J. Sampson, 29 Sociological Methodology 1
Systematic Social Observation of Public Spaces: A New Look at Disorder in Urban Neighborhoods
1999, Robert J. Sampson, 105 American Journal of Sociology 603
Beyond Social Capital: Spatial Dynamics of Collective Efficacy for Children
1999, Robert J. Sampson, 64 American Sociological Review 633
Legal Cynicism and (Subcultural?) Tolerance of Deviance: The Neighborhood Context of Racial Differences
1998, Robert J. Sampson, 32 Law and Society Review 777
Neighborhoods and Violent Crime: A Multilevel Study of Collective Efficacy
1997, Robert J. Sampson, 277 Science 918
Violent Crime and the Spatial Dynamics of Neighborhood Transition: Chicago, 1970-1990
1997, Robert J. Sampson, 76 Social Forces 31
A Life-Course Theory of Cumulative Disadvantage and the Stability of Delinquency
1997, Robert J. Sampson, In T.B. Thornberry, ed., Developmental Theories of Crime and Delinquency, Transaction Publishers
Crime in the Making: Pathways and Turning Points through Life
3/1995, Robert J. Sampson, Harvard University Press
Toward a Theory of Race, Crime, and Urban Inequality
1995, Robert J. Sampson, In J. Hagan & R. D. Peterson, Crime and Inequality, Stanford University Press
Turning Points in the Life Course: Why Change Matters to the Study of Crime
1993, Robert J. Sampson, 31 Criminology 301
Structural Variations in Juvenile Court Processing: Inequality, the Underclass, and Social Control
1993, Robert J. Sampson, 27 Law and Society Review 285
Integrating Individual and Ecological Aspects of Crime
1993, Robert J. Sampson, National Council for Crime Prevention Sweden
Community Structure and Crime: Testing Social-Disorganization Theory
1989, Robert J. Sampson, 94 American Journal of Sociology 774
Local Friendship Ties and Community Attachment in Mass Society: A Multi-Level Systemic Model
1988, Robert J. Sampson, 53 American Sociological Review 766
Urban Black Violence: The Effect of Male Joblessness and Family Disruption
1987, Robert J. Sampson, 93 American Journal of Sociology 348
The Social Ecology of Crime
1986, Robert J. Sampson, Springer-Verlag Press
Group Size, Heterogeneity, and Intergroup Conflict: A Test of Blau’s Inequality and Heterogeneity
1984, Robert J. Sampson, 62 Social Forces 618
Public and Private Spheres of Neighborhood Disorder: Assessing Pathways to Violence Using Large-Scale Digital Records
Forthcoming, Robert J. Sampson, 52 Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 486

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