Selected Articles

Hwang, Jackelyn, and Robert J Sampson. 2014. “

Divergent Pathways of Gentrification: Racial Inequality and the Social Order of Renewal in Chicago Neighborhoods

.” American Sociological Review 79 (4). Website
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.
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
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. 2011. “The Incarceration Ledger: Toward a New Era in Assessing Societal Consequences.” Criminology and Public Policy 10: 819-828. Publisher's Version
Sampson, Robert J. 2011. “Neighborhood Effects, Causal Mechanisms, and the Social Structure of the City.” In Analytical Sociology and Social Mechanisms, edited by Pierre Demeulenaere, 227-250. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.
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. Publisher's Version
Sampson, Robert J. 2010. “Gold Standard Myths: Observations on the Experimental Turn in Quantitative Criminology.” Journal of Quantitative Criminology 25: 489-500.
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. Publisher's Version
Sampson, Robert J. 2009. “Disparity and Diversity in the Contemporary City: Social (Dis)Order Revisited.” British Journal of Sociology 60: 1-31. Publisher's Version
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. Publisher's Version
Sampson, Robert J. 2008. “Moving to Inequality: Neighborhood Effects and Experiments Meet Social Structure.” American Journal of Sociology 114: 189-231. pdf
Sampson, Robert J. 2006. “Open Doors Don't Invite Criminals: Is Increased Immigration Behind the Drop in Crime?.” New York Times, sec. Op-Ed.
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.