Robert J. Sampson

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Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences
Harvard University
Professor Sampson's research and teaching cover a variety of areas including crime, disorder, the life course, neighborhood effects, civic engagement, inequality, "ecometrics," and the social structure of the city. He is the author of several books and numerous articles—see the links to vita, selected papers, books, projects, data, classes, and interviews. In 2012 (2013, paperback edition) the University of Chicago Press published Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect, the culmination of over a decade of research based on the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN), which Sampson served as Scientific Director.

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