Selected Articles

2013
Sampson, Robert J. 2013. When Disaster Strikes, It's Survival of the Sociable. New Scientist. pdf
Sampson, Robert J. 2013. The Place of Context: A Theory and Strategy for Criminology's Hard Problems. Criminology 51: 1-31. website
Kirk, David S, and Robert J Sampson. 2013. Juvenile Arrest and Collateral Educational Damage in the Transition to Adulthood. Sociology of Education 86: 36–62.
2012
Odgers, Candice L, Avshalom Caspi, Christopher Bates, Robert J Sampson, and Terri Moffitt. 2012. Systematic Social Observation of Children’s Neighborhoods Using Google Street View: A Reliable and Cost Effective Method. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 53: 1009-17.
Sampson, Robert J. 2012. Moving and the Neighborhood Glass Ceiling. Science 337: 1464-1465. Click here for article
Sampson, Robert J. 2012. When Things Aren't What They Seem: Context and Cognition in Appearance-Based Regulation. Harvard Law Review Forum 125: 977-107. Sampson_Harvard Law Review_May_2012.pdf
2011
Sampson, Robert J. 2011. The Incarceration Ledger: Toward a New Era in Assessing Societal Consequences. Criminology and Public Policy 10: 819-828. Website
Sampson, Robert J. 2011. Neighborhood Effects, Causal Mechanisms, and the Social Structure of the City. In Analytical Sociology and Social Mechanisms, Pierre Demeulenaere, 227-250. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.
2010
Sharkey, Patrick, and Robert J Sampson. 2010. Destination Effects: Residential Mobility and Trajectories of Adolescent Violence in a Stratified Metropolis. Criminology 48: 639-682. pdf
Sampson, Robert J, and Charles Loeffler. 2010. Punishment’s Place: The Local Concentration of Mass Incarceration. Daedalus Summer: 20-31. Website
Sampson, Robert J. 2010. Gold Standard Myths: Observations on the Experimental Turn in Quantitative Criminology. Journal of Quantitative Criminology 25: 489-500.
2009
Graif, Corina, and Robert J Sampson. 2009. Spatial Heterogeneity In the Effects of Immigration and Diversity on Neighborhood Homicide Rates. Homicide Studies 13: 242-260. Website
Sampson, Robert J. 2009. Disparity and Diversity in the Contemporary City: Social (Dis)Order Revisited. British Journal of Sociology 60: 1-31. Website
2008
Sampson, Robert J, Patrick Sharkey, and Stephen W Raudenbush. 2008. Durable Effects of Concentrated Disadvantage on Verbal Ability Among African-American Children. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105: 845-852. pdf
Sampson, Robert J, and Patrick Sharkey. 2008. Neighborhood Selection and the Social Reproduction of Concentrated Racial Inequality. Demography 45: 1-29. pdf
Sampson, Robert J. 2008. Rethinking Crime and Immigration. Contexts 7: 28-33. Website
Sampson, Robert J. 2008. Moving to Inequality: Neighborhood Effects and Experiments Meet Social Structure. American Journal of Sociology 114: 189-231. pdf
2006
Sampson, Robert J, Per-Olof Wikström, and Robert J Sampson. 2006. How Does Community Context Matter? Social Mechanisms and the Explanation of Crime. In The Explanation of Crime: Context, Mechanisms, and Development, 31-60. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Sampson, Robert J, and Lydia Bean. 2006. Cultural Mechanisms and Killing Fields: A Revised Theory of Community-Level Racial Inequality. In The Many Colors of Crime: Inequalities of Race, Ethnicity and Crime in America, Ruth Peterson, Krivo, Lauren, and Hagan, John. New York: New York University Press.
Sampson, Robert J, and Jeffrey D Morenoff. 2006. Durable Inequality: Spatial Dynamics, Social Processes and the Persistence of Poverty in Chicago Neighborhoods. In Poverty Traps, Samuel Bowles, Durlauf, Steve, and Hoff, Karla, 176-203. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. pdf