"Robert J. Sampson's analysis has critical implications for both social science and social policy, and Great American City is a must read for anyone interested in either topic." (Science) "It is simply impossible to write about cities in the same way after reading this book." (Public Books)"
About the Author
Robert J. Sampson is the Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University, where he moved after teaching at the University of Chicago for a dozen years. He is a member of the National Academy of Science, fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, and coauthor of Crime in the Making: Pathways and Turning Points through Life and Shared Beginnings, Divergent Lives: Delinquent Boys to Age 70.