Selected Articles

Sampson, Robert J, Per-Olof Wikström, and Robert J Sampson. 2006. “How Does Community Context Matter? Social Mechanisms and the Explanation of Crime.” 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.” The Many Colors of Crime: Inequalities of Race, Ethnicity and Crime in America, edited by Ruth Peterson, Lauren Krivo, and John Hagan. 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.” Poverty Traps, edited by Samuel Bowles, Steve Durlauf, and Karla Hoff, 176-203. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Sampson, Robert J, John H Laub, and Christopher Wimer. 2006. “Does Marriage Reduce Crime? A Counterfactual Approach to Within-Individual Causal Effects.” Criminology 44: 465-508.
Sampson, Robert J. 2006. “Open Doors Don't Invite Criminals: Is Increased Immigration Behind the Drop in Crime?” New York Times, sec. Op-Ed.
McAdam, Doug, Robert J Sampson, Simón Weffer-Elizondo, and Heather MacIndoe. 2005. “'There Will Be Fighting in the Streets': The Distorting Lens of Social Movement Theory.” Mobilization 10: 1-18.
Sampson, Robert J, Jeffrey D Morenoff, and Stephen W Raudenbush. 2005. “Social Anatomy of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Violence.” American Journal of Public Health 95: 224-232.
Sampson, Robert J, Doug McAdam, Heather MacIndoe, and Simòn Weffer. 2005. “Civil Society Reconsidered: The Durable Nature and Community Structure of Collective Civic Action.” American Journal of Sociology 111: 673-714. Publisher's Version
Sampson, Robert J, and John H Laub. 2005. “A Life-Course View of the Development of Crime.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 602: 12-45.
Sampson, Robert J, and Stephen W Raudenbush. 2004. “Seeing Disorder: Neighborhood Stigma and the Social Construction of Broken Windows.” Social Psychology Quarterly 67: 319-342.
Sampson, Robert J, and Jeffrey D Morenoff. 2004. “Spatial (Dis)Advantage and Homicide in Chicago Neighborhoods.” Spatially Integrated Social Science, edited by Michael Goodchild and Donald Janelle, 145-170. New York: Oxford University Press.
Raudenbush, Stephen W, Christopher Johnson, and Robert J Sampson. 2003. “A Multivariate, Multilevel Rasch Model with Application to Self-Reported Criminal Behavior.” Sociological Methodology 33: 169-211.
Sampson, Robert J, and John H Laub. 2003. “Life-Course Desisters? Trajectories of Crime Among Delinquent Boys Followed to Age 70.” Criminology 41: 301-339.
Sampson, Robert J. 2003. “The Neighborhood Context of Well Being.” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 46: S53-S73.
Sampson, Robert J, Jeffrey D Morenoff, and Thomas Gannon-Rowley. 2002. “Assessing 'Neighborhood Effects': Social Processes and New Directions in Research.” Annual Review of Sociology 28: 443-78.
Sampson, Robert J. 2002. “Transcending Tradition: New Directions in Community Research, Chicago Style.” Criminology 40: 213-230.
Morenoff, Jeffrey D, Robert J Sampson, and Stephen Raudenbush. 2001. “Neighborhood Inequality, Collective Efficacy, and the Spatial Dynamics of Urban Violence.” Criminology 39: 517-560.
Raudenbush, Stephen W, and Robert J Sampson. 1999. “'Ecometrics': Toward A Science of Assessing Ecological Settings, with Application to the Systematic Social Observation of Neighborhoods.” Sociological Methodology 29: 1-41.
Sampson, Robert J, and Stephen W Raudenbush. 1999. “Systematic Social Observation of Public Spaces: A New Look at Disorder in Urban Neighborhoods.” American Journal of Sociology 105: 603-651.
Sampson, Robert J, Jeffrey D Morenoff, and Felton Earls. 1999. “Beyond Social Capital: Spatial Dynamics of Collective Efficacy for Children.” American Sociological Review 64: 633-660.