2013. “Jurisdictional Climate and the Disposition of Murder Cases” American Journal of Sociology.
2013. “Estimating the Causal Effect of Gun Prevalence on Homicide Rates: A Local Average Treatment Effect Approach” Journal of Quantitative Criminology.
2010. “Social Context and the Racial Gap in Violence: A City-Level Analysis of Changes in Black-White Homicide Arrest Ratios, 1960-2000” American Sociological Review.
2010. “Determinants of Chicago Neighborhood Homicide Trajectories, 1965-1995” Homicide Studies.
2009. “Multiple Murder and Criminal Careers: A Latent Class Analysis of Multiple Homicide Offenders” Forensic Science International.
2009. “Multiple Homicide Offenders: Arbitrary Cut-Off Points and Selection Bias” Homicide Studies.
2008. “Assessing the Relevance of Anomie Theory for Explaining Spatial Variation in Lethal Criminal Violence: An Aggregate-Level Analysis of Homicide Within the United States” International Journal of Conflict and Violence.
2008. “Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use and Involvement in Violent Behavior in a Nationally-Representative Sample of Young Adult Males in the United States” American Journal of Public Health.
2007. “Social Trust, Firearm Prevalence, and Homicide” Annals of Epidemiology.
2007. “Why Does Johnny Reb Die When Shot?: The Impact of Medical Resources Upon Lethality” Sociological Inquiry.
2006. “A Regional Analysis of Homicide Rates in the United States” Criminology.
2005. “Evaluating the Impact of Law Enforcement Interventions on Homicide Rates” Criminology & Public Policy.
2004. “A Century – or more – of Homicide in St. Louis” St. Louis Metromorphosis: Past Trends and Future Directions.
2004. “Dimensions of Social Capital and Rates of Criminal Homicide” American Sociological Review.