Selected Articles

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.
Sampson, Robert J, and Dawn Jeglum Bartusch. 1998. “Legal Cynicism and (Subcultural?) Tolerance of Deviance: The Neighborhood Context of Racial Differences.” Law and Society Review 32: 777-804.
Sampson, Robert J, Stephen Raudenbush Felton Earls. 1997. “Neighborhoods and Violent Crime: A Multilevel Study of Collective Efficacy.” Science 277: 918-924 . For article click here
Morenoff, Jeffrey, and Robert J Sampson. 1997. “Violent Crime and the Spatial Dynamics of Neighborhood Transition: Chicago, 1970-1990.” Social Forces 76: 31-64.
Sampson, Robert J, and John H Laub. 1997. “A Life-Course Theory of Cumulative Disadvantage and the Stability of Delinquency.” Developmental Theories of Crime and Delinquency, edited by Terence P Thornberry. New Brunswick, N.J. Transaction Publishers.
Sampson, Robert J, and William Julius Wilson. 1995. “Toward a Theory of Race, Crime, and Urban Inequality.” Crime and Inequality, edited by John Hagan and Ruth D Peterson, 37-56. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Sampson, Robert J, and John H Laub. 1993. “Structural Variations in Juvenile Court Processing: Inequality, the Underclass, and Social Control.” Law and Society Review 27: 285-311.
and Laub, John H., Robert Sampson J. 1993. “Turning Points in the Life Course: Why Change Matters to the Study of Crime.” Criminology 31: 301-325.
Sampson, Robert J, and WB Groves. 1989. “Community Structure and Crime: Testing Social-Disorganization Theory.” American Journal of Sociology 94: 774-802. Publisher's Version
Sampson, Robert J. 1988. “Local Friendship Ties and Community Attachment in Mass Society: A Multi-Level Systemic Model.” American Sociological Review 53: 766-779.
Sampson, Robert J. 1987. “Urban Black Violence: The Effect of Male Joblessness and Family Disruption.” American Journal of Sociology 93: 348-382. Publisher's Version