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Urban Black Violence: The Effect of Male Joblessness and Family Disruption
  • R. J. Sampson
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 September 1987
This paper examines the relationships among unemployment, crime, and family disruption in the black "underclass." The main hypothesis tested is that the effect of black adult male joblessness onExpand
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Social anatomy of racial and ethnic disparities in violence.
We analyzed key individual, family, and neighborhood factors to assess competing hypotheses regarding racial/ethnic gaps in perpetrating violence. From 1995 to 2002, we collected 3 waves of data onExpand
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Prior research on victimization in the United States has generally neglected two key areas—victimization among juveniles and young adults and the connection between offending and victimization. TheExpand
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Local Friendship Ties and Community Attachment in Mass Society: A Multi-Level Systemic Model
This study presents a multilevel empirical test of a systemic theory of community attachment in mass society. The data bases are derived from a recent national sample of 10,905 residents of 238Expand
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Deviant Lifestyles, Proximity to Crime, and the Offender-Victim Link in Personal Violence
This article assesses the theoretical and empirical status of offense activity and proximity to offending for explaining personal victimization. Our theoretical approach to the often-neglectedExpand
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Rethinking Crime and Immigration
controversy over immigration to the United States. After building for months with angry debate, a widely touted immigration reform bill supported by President Geor ge W. Bush and many leaders inExpand
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Durable effects of concentrated disadvantage on verbal ability among African-American children
Disparities in verbal ability, a major predictor of later life outcomes, have generated widespread debate, but few studies have been able to isolate neighborhood-level causes in a developmentally andExpand
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Crime and Criminal Justice in the United States
Although racial discrimination emerges some of the time at some stages of criminal justice processing-such as juvenile justice-there is little evidence that racial disparities result from systematic,Expand
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Disparity and diversity in the contemporary city: social (dis)order revisited.
  • R. J. Sampson
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The British journal of sociology
  • 1 March 2009
Scholars of the city have long interpreted signs of disorder in public spaces in ways that constitute powerful forces of social differentiation. From observers of London in the 1800s such as CharlesExpand
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