Selected News Stories and Interviews
Discover Magazine, "The Enduring Importance of Neighborhoods: A Sense of Trust is Key to Making Urban Neighborhoods Thrive." By Dan Hurley, April, 2013.
The Atlantic, "Kind Neighbors Are Scarce, but Important." By Lindsay Abrams, March 2013.
The New York Times featured Great American City in a story about a neighborhood in Chicago under challenge: “Diagnosis: Battered but Vibrant.” See also "Saving Chatham," "Chatham's Community Character," and the associated podcast "Hanging On in Chicago," January 8, 2013.
Chicago Magazine on "Homicide, Social Efficacy, and Poverty in Chicago" and "Does Segregation Make a City More Vulnerable to Crime?" (January 2013).
"The Neighborhood Effect," featured essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education (November, 2012).
"Employment Solutions: Can a Town’s Good Deeds Lower Unemployment?" Christian Science Monitor (June 2012).
"Meet Your Neighbors, if Only Online," New York Times (May 2012).
"Next Great Idea: The Enduring Effect of Neighborhoods." Interview with Richard Florida, Senior Editor at The Atlantic (April, 2012).
Milt Rosenberg's "Extension 720," WGN, Chicago (April 2012).
"Chicago as Urban Microcosm," Harvard Gazette (February, 2012).
"The Persistence of Place," Harvard Magazine (February, 2012).
"Does Crime Drop When Immigrants Move In?" NPR All Things Considered, March 2013.
"Don't Shut the Golden Door: The Beneficial Impact of Immigration." New York Times, June 2012.
"Do Immigrants Make Us Safer?" New York Times Magazine, December 2006.
"Good Waves." Boston Globe, January 2006 ("Ideas" Section).
"Open Doors Don't Invite Criminals." New York Times, March 2006.
“Immigrant Effects: Latinos Nix Violence." Harvard Magazine, September 2006.
"Do Illegal Immigrants Burden the Justice System?" NPR Morning Edition, April 2006.
Mais Immigrantes, Menos Crimes, by Solange Azevedo, Época Magazine, Brazil (21 De Maio De 2007).
“Broken Windows” and Disorder"
A Brief History of Disorder and Getting to Grips with Disorder." Interview Discussion with Richard Sennett, British Journal of Sociology podcast, 2009
"Urban Crime and Disorder." BBC’s Thinking Allowed, October 2008.
The Cracks in 'Broken Windows'. Boston Globe, February, 2006.
A Crack in the Broken-Windows Theory. Washington Post, January, 2005.
Reconsidering the ‘Broken Windows’ Theory. NPR Morning Edition, March, 2005.
"Can $86 Million Save a Neighborhood?" Chicago Magazine, February 2013.
Chicago Tribune on foreclosures, "poverty traps," and community decline. June, 2011.
"Culture of Poverty’ Makes a Comeback." New York Times, October 2010
Harvard Science, "Living in Disadvantaged Neighborhood Equivalent to Missing a Year in School." December, 2007.
Criminal Careers and Desistance
John Laub and Robert Sampson awarded The Stockholm Prize in Criminology, 2011.
Interview with John Laub and Robert Sampson on desistance from crime, the Glueck Project, and the Stockholm Prize. National Institute of Justice Annual Conference, 2011.
"Whitey’s Generation: What was Life Like for the Tough Boys of ‘30s and ‘40s Boston? It Turns Out They Were the Most Closely Studied Troublemakers in History." Boston Globe, "Ideas" Section, July 10, 2011
"Genetic Basis for Crime: A New Look." New York Times, June 2011.
"Fight School Violence, Pinpoint Its Victims." Time Magazine, October 2010..
"Crooks Take Early Retirement: Twigs Bent, Trees go Straight." Harvard Magazine, March 2004.
"Crime and Community." Q and A with Robert J. Sampson. Boston Globe, August 2004.
"Collective Efficacy" Podcast Interview on Thomson-Rueters Science Watch.
" Study Links Violence Rate to Cohesion in Community." New York Times, August 1997.
Social Capital and Community Organizations
"Bowling Alone?: Civil Society May Not be in Such Bad Shape." Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2006.