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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Social Sciences and Humanities H-index 97 Citations 90,667 179 World Ranking 32 National Ranking 18

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Awards & Achievements

2018 - Fellow of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

2014 - Distinguished Scholarly Book Award, American Sociological Association

2007 - Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

2006 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

2005 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Law
  • Social science
  • Statistics

Robert J. Sampson spends much of his time researching Social psychology, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency, Social disorganization theory and Concentrated Disadvantage. His Social psychology study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Empirical research, Informal social control and Demographic economics. His Informal social control study introduces a deeper knowledge of Social control.

His research integrates issues of Social environment and Process in his study of Criminology. His Juvenile delinquency study combines topics in areas such as Social relation, Occupational safety and health, Life course approach and Deviance. His work deals with themes such as Collective efficacy, Multilevel model and Concentrated poverty, which intersect with Social disorganization theory.

His most cited work include:

  • Neighborhoods and Violent Crime: A Multilevel Study of Collective Efficacy (8394 citations)
  • Community Structure and Crime: Testing Social-Disorganization Theory (3240 citations)
  • Crime in the Making: Pathways and Turning Points Through Life. (3090 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary scientific interests are in Criminology, Social psychology, Life course approach, Developmental psychology and Juvenile delinquency. His Criminology research includes elements of Poverty, Race, Human development and Social control. Robert J. Sampson has included themes like Concentrated Disadvantage, Informal social control and Demographic economics in his Social psychology study.

His study focuses on the intersection of Concentrated Disadvantage and fields such as Social disorganization theory with connections in the field of Collective efficacy. His Life course approach study frequently links to other fields, such as Longitudinal study. As part of his studies on Juvenile delinquency, Robert J. Sampson often connects relevant subjects like Social environment.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Criminology (33.18%)
  • Social psychology (19.55%)
  • Life course approach (13.64%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2016-2021)?

  • Criminology (33.18%)
  • Life course approach (13.64%)
  • Race (6.36%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His scientific interests lie mostly in Criminology, Life course approach, Race, Demographic economics and Development economics. He studies Juvenile delinquency which is a part of Criminology. His Life course approach research integrates issues from Period, Subject, Multiple birth, Lottery and Mathematics education.

As a part of the same scientific study, Robert J. Sampson usually deals with the Race, concentrating on Census and frequently concerns with Racism, Environmental health and Diversity. His Demographic economics research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Disadvantaged, Social work, Occupational safety and health, Socioeconomic status and Economic inequality. His study in Development economics is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Cynicism, Economic growth and Urban ecosystem.

Between 2016 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Family management and child development: Insights from social disorganization theory. (222 citations)
  • Collective Efficacy Theory: Lessons Learned and Directions for Future Inquiry (136 citations)
  • Urban mobility and neighborhood isolation in America's 50 largest cities (80 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Law
  • Social science
  • Statistics

His primary areas of study are Life course approach, Criminology, Criminal behavior, Disadvantaged and Development economics. His Life course approach study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Well-being, Subject, Environmental inequality, Positive economics and Social issues. Criminology connects with themes related to Social control in his study.

He has researched Criminal behavior in several fields, including Collective efficacy, Collective behavior and Epistemology. His Disadvantaged study incorporates themes from Diversity, Concentrated poverty, Demographic economics and Race. The various areas that Robert J. Sampson examines in his Development economics study include Cynicism, Economic growth, Urbanization, Urban ecosystem and Corporate governance.

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Top Publications

Neighborhoods and Violent Crime: A Multilevel Study of Collective Efficacy

Robert J. Sampson;Stephen W. Raudenbush;Felton James Earls.
Science (1997)

13233 Citations

Community Structure and Crime: Testing Social-Disorganization Theory

Robert J. Sampson;W. Byron Groves.
American Journal of Sociology (1989)

5593 Citations

Crime in the Making: Pathways and Turning Points Through Life.

Robert A. Silverman;Robert J. Sampson;John H. Laub.
Social Forces (1994)

5142 Citations

ASSESSING "NEIGHBORHOOD EFFECTS": Social Processes and New Directions in Research

Robert J. Sampson;Jeffrey D. Morenoff;Thomas Gannon-Rowley.
Review of Sociology (2002)

4914 Citations

Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect

Robert J. Sampson.

3204 Citations

Systematic Social Observation of Public Spaces: A New Look at Disorder in Urban Neighborhoods

Robert J. Sampson;Stephen W. Raudenbush.
American Journal of Sociology (1999)

3109 Citations

Beyond Social Capital: Spatial Dynamics of Collective Efficacy for Children

Robert J. Sampson;Jeffrey D. Morenoff;Felton Earls.
American Sociological Review (1999)

2716 Citations

Neighborhood inequality, collective efficacy, and the spatial dynamics of urban violence

Jeffrey D. Morenoff;Robert J. Sampson;Stephen W. Raudenbush.
Criminology (2001)

2370 Citations

Shared beginnings, divergent lives : delinquent boys to age 70

John H. Laub;Robert J. Sampson.
Canadian Journal of Sociology-cahiers Canadiens De Sociologie (2007)

2318 Citations

Toward a Theory of Race, Crime, and Urban Inequality

Robert J. Sampson;William J. Wilson.
Crime and Inequality (1995)

2159 Citations

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