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Refereed journal articles (reverse chronological order)

(+) indicates graduate student co-author; (*) indicates undergraduate co-author

Taylor, R. B., Lockwood, B., & Wyant, B. R. (2023). Can streetblock 311 physical incivility call count shifts

predict later changing on-site conditions? Gauging ecological construct validity of 311 litter calls. ,

1-23[published online]. doi:10.1080/0735648X.2022.2157862


DeLucca, S. C., Belenko, S., & Taylor, R. B. (2022). Predicting initiation to treatment for youth on

probation: A multi-level approach. , 109513. doi:


Roesch, S. C., Patch, C. M., Roman, C. G., Conway, T. L., Taylor, R. B., Saelens, B. E., Adams, M.A.,

Cain, K.L., Natarajan, L., Sallis, J. F. (2021). Crime and physical activity measures from the SAFE and

Fit Environments Study (SAFE): Psychometric properties across age groups. , 22, 101381. doi:


Ratcliffe, J. H., Taylor, R. B., Askey, A. P., Thomas, K., Grasso, J., Bethel, K. J., Fisher, R., Koehnlein, J. (2020).

The Philadelphia predictive policing experiment. Journal of Experimental Criminology.

doi:10.1007/s11292-019-09400-2 (2nd link for supplemental materials)

Taylor, R. B. & Ratcliffe, J. H. (2020) Was the Pope to blame? Statistical powerlessness

and the predictive policing of micro-scale randomized control trials.

Criminology & Public Policy 19:  3(August) 965-995.


Ratcliffe, J. H., Taylor, R. B., & Fisher, R. (2020). Conflicts and congruencies

between predictive policing and the patrol officer’s craft.

Policing & Society 30:6(August) 639-655. doi:10.1080/10439463.2019.1577844

Lim S, Powell TW, Xue Q, Towe VL, Taylor RB, Ellen JM, Sherman SG. (2018 Online First).

Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses and invariance assessment of the perceived

powerlessness scale among youth in Baltimore. Journal of Health Psychology.

Taylor, R. B., Haberman, C. P., & Groff, E. R. (2019). Urban park crime:

Neighborhood context and park features. Journal of Criminal Justice, 64, 13-22.

Ward, J. T., Link(+), N. W., & Taylor, R. B. (2017). New windows into a broken construct:

A multilevel factor analysis and DIF assessment of perceived incivilities.

Journal of Criminal Justice, 51, 74-88.

Sherman, S. G., Brantley, M. R., Zelaya, C., Duong, Q., Taylor, R. B., & Ellen, J. (2017).

The Development of an HIV risk environment scale of exotic dance clubs. Aids and Behavior,

Jul;21 (7):2147-2155

Askey(+), A. P., Taylor, R. B., Groff, E. R., & Fingerhut, A. (2018).

Fast Food Restaurants and Convenience Stores: Using Sales Volume to Explain

Crime Patterns in Seattle. Crime & Delinquency 64 (14), 1836-1857

Link(+), N. W., Kelly(+), J. M., Pitts(+), J. R., Waltman-Spreha(+), K., & Taylor, R. B. (2017).

Reversing Broken Windows: Evidence of Lagged, Multilevel Impacts of Risk Perceptions on

Perceptions of Incivility. Crime & Delinquency, 63(6), 659-682.

Taylor, R. B., Ratcliffe, J. H., & Perenzin, A. (2015). Can we predict long term community crime

problems?: The estimation of ecological continuity to model risk heterogeneity.

Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 52 (5), 635-657.

Johnson, L.T., Taylor, R.B., & Groff, E.R. (2015). Metropolitan local crime clusters:

Structural concentration effects and the systemic model. Journal of Criminal Justice 43(3) 186-194.

Groff, E.R., Ratcliffe, J.H., Haberman,  C.P., Sorg, E.T., Joyce, N.M., & Taylor, R.B. (2015) Does what police do at hot spots matter? The Philadelphia policing tactics experiment. Criminology 53(1), 23-53. DOI: 10.1111/1745-9125.12055

Blasko, B. L., Roman, C. G., & Taylor, R. B. (2015). Local gangs and residents’ perceptions of unsupervised teen groups: Implications for the incivilities thesis and neighborhood effects. Journal of Criminal Justice, 43(1), 20-28. doi:

Taylor, R. B., Wyant, B.R., Lockwood, B. (2015). Variable links within perceived police legitimacy?: Fairness and effectiveness across races and places. Social Science Research 49 (January): 234-248.

Taylor, R.B., Lawton, Brian A., & Ellen, J. (2014). Neighborhood race and nearby race affects neighborhood changes in relative status and stability: Testing an ecological extension of the neighborhood projection thesis. World Journal of Social Science Research 1(2) [ONLINE: open access: ]

Taylor, R. B. Defining neighborhoods in space and time. Cityscape.

Roberts(+), D., Taylor, R. B., Garcia(+), R.M., Perenzin(+), A. (2014). Intra-Streetblock Ordered Segmentation in a High Crime Urban Neighborhood. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research.

Ratcliffe, J. H., Strang, S., & Taylor, R. B. (2014). Assessing the success factors of organized crime groups: Intelligence challenges for strategic thinking. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management.

Groff, E. R., Taylor, R. B., Elesh, D., Johnson, L. T., & McGovern, J. (2014). Permeability across a metropolitan area: Conceptualizing and operationalizing a macro level crime pattern theory. Environment and Planning A, 46(1), 129-152.

Taylor, (+) L., Hiller, M., & Taylor, R. B. (2013). Personal factors and substance abuse treatment program retention among felony probationers: Theoretical relevance of initial vs. shifting scores on impulsivity/low self-control. Journal of Criminal Justice, 41(3), 141-150.

Johnson, (+) L. T., Taylor, R. B., & Ratcliffe, J. H. (2013). Need drugs, will travel?: The Distances to crime of illegal drug buyers. Journal of Criminal Justice, 41, 178-187.

Haberman,(+) C. P., Groff, E. R., & Taylor, R. B. (2013). The Variable Impacts of Public Housing Community Proximity on Nearby Street Robberies. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 50(2), 163-188.

Wyant, (+) B. R., Taylor, R. B., Ratcliffe, J. H., & Wood, J. (2012). Deterrence, firearm arrests, and subsequent shootings: A Micro-level spatio-temporal analysis. Justice Quarterly, 29(4), 524-545.

Taylor, R. B., & Lawton, B. A. (2012). An Integrated Contextual Model of Confidence in Local Police. Police Quarterly, 15(4), 414-445.

Taylor, R. B., & Eidson, (+) J. L. (2012). “The Wire,” William Julius Wilson, and the Three Sobotkas: Conceptually Integrating “Season 2: The Port” into a Macro-Level Undergraduate Communities and Crime Course. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 23(3), 257-282.

Sorg(+), E. T., & Taylor, R. B. (2011) Community-level impacts of temperature on urban street robbery. Journal of Criminal Justice, 39(6), 463-470. PDF

Taniguchi, (+)  T.A., Ratcliffe, J.H., and Taylor, R. B. (2011) Gang set space, drug markets, and crime around drug corners in Camden. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 48(3) 327-363

Taylor, R.B., Harris, P.W., Jones, P.R., Garcia(+), R.M., McCord(+), E.S. (2011). Ecological origins of shared perceptions of troublesome teen groups: Implications for the basic systemic model of crime, the incivilities thesis, and political economy. Journal of  Research in Crime and Delinquency 48(2) 298-324.

Taylor, R. B. (2010) Communities, crime, and reaction to crime multilevel models: Accomplishments and meta-challenges 26(4) 455-466.

Taylor, R. B., Kelly, (+) C., E., & Salvatore, (+) C. (2010). Where concerned citizens perceive police as more responsive to troublesome teen groups: Theoretical implications for political economy, incivilities and policing. Policing & Society, 20(2), 143-171 .

Ratcliffe, J. H., Taniguchi, T., and Taylor, R. B. (2009). The crime reduction effects of public CCTV cameras: A multi-method spatial approach. Justice Quarterly, 26(4), 746-770.

Taylor, R. B., Harris, P. W., Jones, P. R., Weiland, D., Garcia(+), R. M., & McCord(+), E. S. (2009). Short-term changes in adult arrest rates influence later short-term changes in serious male delinquency prevalence: A Time-dependent relationship. Criminology, 47(3), 201-241.

Garcia(+), R. M., Taylor, R. B., & Lawton(+), B. A. (2007). Impacts of violent crime and neighborhood structure on trusting your neighbors. Justice Quarterly, 24(4), 679-704.

McCord(+), E.S., Ratcliffe, J.H., Garcia(+), R.M., and Taylor, R. B. (2007). Nonresidential Crime Attractors and Generators Elevate Perceived Neighborhood Crime and Incivilities. Journal of Research in Crime and 44: 295-320.

Taylor, R. B., Goldkamp, J.S., Weiland, D.S., Breen(+), C., Garcia(+), R.M., Presley(+),  L.A., Wyant, B.R. (2007). Revise policies mandating offender DNA collection. Criminology and Public Policy 6(4) 2301-2312.

Taylor, R. B., Ratcliffe, J.H., Dote(+), L., and Lawton(+), B. (2007). Roles of neighborhood race and status in the middle stages of juror selection. Journal of Criminal Justice 35(4) 391-403. 

Wyant(+), B.R. , and Taylor, R. B. (2007). Size of household gun collections: Implications for gender and subcultures. Criminology 45(3) 519-546.

Walsh, J., and Taylor, R. B. (2007) Community structural predictors of spatially aggregated motor vehicle theft rates: Do they replicate? Journal of Criminal Justice 35 297-311 

Walsh, J., and Taylor, R. B. (2007) Predicting decade-long changes in community motor vehicle theft rates: Impacts of structure and surround. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 44 (1) 64-90.

Wang, (+) K., and Taylor, R. B. (2006) Simulated walks through dangerous alleys: Impacts of features and progress on fear.  Journal of Environmental Psychology 26 269-283 

Lawton, (+) B. A., Taylor, R. B., and Luongo, (+) A. (2005) Police Officers on Drug Corners in Philadelphia, Drug Crime and Violent Crime: Intended, Diffusion, and Displacement Impacts. Justice Quarterly 22(4) 427-451. 

Ellen, J.M., Jennings, J.M., Meyers, T., Chung, S., and Taylor, R. B. (2004). Perceived social cohesion and prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 31 117-122. 

Robinson, J. B., Lawton, B. A., Taylor, R. B., and Perkins, D. D. (2003). Multilevel Longitudinal Impacts of Incivilities: Fear of Crime, Expected Safety, and Block Satisfaction Journal of Quantitative Criminology 19 (No. 3, September) 237-274   

Taylor, R. B., Anderson, T., and McConnell, P. (2003). Competencies and interest in a problem-focused undergraduate research methods criminal justice course: Two assessments. Journal of Criminal Justice Education 14 133-148. 

Taylor, R. B. (2002) Fear of crime, local social ties, and collective efficacy: Maybe  masquerading measurement, maybe déjà vu all over again. Justice Quarterly 19  773-792.

Taylor, R. B., and Mason, R. (2002) Responses to prison for environmental criminals: Impacts of incident, perpetrator and respondent characteristics. Environment and Behavior 34 194-216. 

Taylor, R. B., and McConnell, P. (2001) BAC and Beer: Operationalizing Drunk Driving Laws in a Research Methods Course Exercise. Teaching Sociology 29, 219-228. 

Kurtz , E., Koons, B., & Taylor, R. B. (1998). Land use, physical deterioration, resident-based control and calls for service on urban streetblocks. Justice Quarterly, 15 121-149. 

Taylor, R. B. (1997) Order and disorder of streetblocks and neighborhoods: Ecology, microecology and the systemic model of social organization. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 34 113-155. (Cited in June 1997 APA Monitor story on 50th birthday of ecological psychology) 


Taylor, R. B. (1996) Neighborhood Responses to Disorder and Local Attachments: The Systemic Model of Attachment, Social Disorganization, and Neighborhood Use Value. Sociological Forum 11 41-74. 

Perkins, D. D., and Taylor, R. B. (1996). Ecological assessments of community disorder: Their relationship to fear of crime and theoretical implications. American Journal of Community Psychology 24 63-107.

Perkins, D. D., Brown, B. B., and Taylor, R. B. (1996) The Ecology of empowerment: Predicting participation in community organizations. Journal of Social Issues 52 85-111.

Taylor. R. B. (1995) The Impact of crime on communities. Annals of the American Academy of Political And Social Sciences 539, 28-45.

Taylor, R. B., Koons, B. A., Kurtz  , E. M., Greene, J. R., and Perkins, D. D. (1995). Streetblocks with more nonresidential land use have more physical deterioration: Evidence from Baltimore and Philadelphia. Urban Affairs Review (formerly Urban Affairs Quarterly) 31 120-136.  

Perkins, D. D., Wandersman, A., Rich, R., and Taylor, R. B. (1993). The Physical environment of street crime: Defensible space, territoriality, and incivilities. Journal of Environmental Psychology 13 29-49.

Taylor, R. B., and Covington, J. (1993). Community structural change and fear of crime. Social Problems 40 374-397.

Perkins, D. D., Meeks (+) , J., and Taylor, R. B. (1992). The Physical environment of street blocks and resident perceptions of crime and disorder: Implications for theory and measurement. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 12, 21-34.

Kagehiro, D., Laufer, W., and Taylor, R. B. (1992). Social perception of third party consent and reasonableness test of Illinois v. Rodriguez. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 29, 217-228. 

Kagehiro, D. K., Taylor, R. B., Laufer, W. S., & Harland, A. T. (1991). Hindsight bias and social perceptions of third party consentors to warrantless search. Law and Human Behavior, 15, 305-314.

Kagehiro, D. K., Taylor, R. B., & Harland, A. T. (1991). Reasonable expectations of privacy and third party consent searches. Law and Human Behavior, 15, 121-138.

Covington, J., & Taylor, R. B. (1991). Fear of crime in urban residential neighborhoods: Implications of between and within-neighborhood sources for current models. The Sociological Quarterly, 32, 231-249.

Taylor, R. B., & Shumaker, S. A. (1990). Local crime as a natural hazard: Implications for understanding the relationship between disorder and fear of crime. American Journal of Community Psychology, 18, 619-642.

Taylor, R. B., & Covington, J. (1990). Ecological change, changes in violence, and risk prediction. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 5, 164-175. 

 Covington, J. C., & Taylor, R. B. (1989). Gentrification and crime: Robbery and larceny changes in appreciating Baltimore neighborhoods in the 1970's. Urban Affairs Quarterly, 25, 142-172. 

Kagehiro, D., & Taylor, R. B. (1988). Third party consent searches: Legal vs. social perceptions of "common authority". Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 18, 1274-1287. 

 Taylor, R. B., & Covington, J. (1988). Neighborhood changes in ecology and violence. Criminology, 26, 553-589. 

 Taylor, R. B., & Hale, M. (1986). Testing alternative models of fear of crime. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 77, 151-189.   P

 De Soto, C. B., Hamilton, M. M., & Taylor, R. B. (1985). Words, people and implicit personality theory. Social Cognition, 3, 369-382.

 Taylor, R. B., Gottfredson, S. D., & Brower, S. (1985). Attachment to place: Discriminant validity and impacts of disorder and diversity. American Journal of Community Psychology 13 525-542.

 Gottfredson, S. D., & Taylor, R. B. (1985). Public policy and prison populations: Measuring opinions about reform. Judicature, 68, 190-201. 

 Taylor, R. B., Shumaker, S. A., & Gottfredson, S. D. (1985). Neighborhood-level links between physical features and local sentiments: Deterioration, fear of crime, and confidence. Journal of Architectural Planning and Research, 2, 261-275. 

 Taylor, R. B., Gottfredson, S. D., & Brower, S. (1984). Understanding block crime and fear. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 21, 303-331.  

 Taylor, R. B., Gottfredson, S. D., & Brower, S. (1984). Neighborhood naming as an index of attachment to place. Population and Environment, 7, 101-111 

Switzer, R.(*), & Taylor, R. B. (1983). Predicting privacy vs. sociability of residential choice: Impacts of personality and local social ties. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 4, 123-136.

Brower, S., Dockett, K., & Taylor, R. B. (1983). Resident's perceptions of site- level features. Environment and Behavior, 15, 419-437.

Taylor, R. B., Gottfredson, S. D., & Brower, S. (1981). Territorial cognitions and social climate in urban neighborhoods. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 2, 289-303.  

Taylor, R. B., & Lanni, J. C. (1981). Territorial dominance: The Influence of the resident advantage in triadic decisionmaking. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 41, 909-915.

Taylor, R. B. (1981). Perception of density: Individual differences? Environment and Behavior, 13, 3-22.

Taylor, R. B., Gottfredson, S. D., Brower, S., Drain, W., & Dockett, K. (1980). Toward a resident-based model of community crime prevention: Urban territoriality, social networks, and design. JSAS Catalog of Selected Documents in Psychology, 10, Ms. 2044.

Taylor, R. B., & Brooks, D. K.(*) (1980). Temporary territories: Responses to intrusions in a public setting. Population and Environment, 3, 135-145. 

Taylor, R. B. (1980). Conceptual dimensions of crowding reconsidered. Population and Environment, 3, 298-308.

Taylor, R. B., & Ferguson, G. (1980). Solitude and intimacy: Linking territoriality and privacy experiences. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 4, 227-239.

Verbrugge, L. M., & Taylor, R. B. (1980). Negative and positive effects of metropolitan population density. Urban Affairs Quarterly, 16, 135-160.

Taylor, R. B., De Soto, C. B., & Lieb, R.(*) (1979). Sharing secrets: Disclosure and discretion in dyads and triads. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 37, 1196-1203.

Taylor, R. B., & Stough, R. R. (1978). Territorial cognition: Assessing Altman's typology. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 36, 418-422.

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