Criminology and Justice Studies

Anastasiia Timmer

Dr. Stacy Timmer
Assistant Professor
818 677-5930
Office location:
Sierra Hall, room 130M


Courses Taught:

For the Fall 2020 term, Dr. Timmer teaches two sections of JS 350 Criminological Theory, and CJS 448 Global Perspective in CJ.


2020    PhD. Sociology,University of Miami.  

             Dissertation: Cool or Hot Decisions? A Multi-Level Analysis of Youth Crime in the United States  Supported by the NSF DDRIG Award #2001727

2014    MA. Sociology,Minnesota State University

2012    BA. Sociology,Lviv National University


Anastasiia Timmer received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Miami. Dr. Timmer’s research investigates the nexus of crime, criminal justice, and health. She focuses on causes of crime among vulnerable groups in different countries and explores how criminal involvement, criminal justice contact, and various related stressors such as victimization affect mental health. Anastasiia’s work has appeared in different criminology, sociology, public health, and interdisciplinary journals and has been presented in a number of national and international conferences. Anastasiia also received several awards, grants, and fellowships distinguishing her contributions to research and teaching. Recently, recognizing the policy implications of Dr. Timmer’s work, the National Science Foundation granted Anastasiia a doctoral research improvement award. Anastasiia also adapts the scholar-activist model and engages in interdisciplinary projects focused on bringing community awareness to issues of various vulnerable populations.


Timmer, A., & Nowotny, K. M. 2020 “Mental Illness and Mental Health Care Treatment among Persons with Criminal Justice Involvement in the United States”.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (forthcoming). 

Timmer A., Antonaccio, O., & French, M. (2020). “Hot or Cool Processing? Adolescent Decision-Making and Delinquency.” Justice Quarterly (online first)

Cancio, R.*, Kuptsevych-Timmer, A.*, & Omori, M. (2020). Perpetual War with the Brother Nation: An Analysis of Ukrainian Veterans, Cultural Identity and Historical Trauma. Journal of War & Culture Studies, 13(3), 219-236 (* indicates equal authorship).

Kuptsevych-Timmer, A., Antonaccio, O., Botchkovar, E. V., & Smith, W. R. (2019). Scared or Attached? Unraveling Important Links in Strain–Crime Relationships Among School Students. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology63(8), 1175-1201. 

Nowotny, K. M., Kuptsevych-Timmer, A., & Oser, C. (2019). Criminal Justice Contact and Health Service Utilization among Women across Health Care Settings: Analyzing the Role of Arrest. Women's Health Issues29(2), 125-134. 

Nowotny, K. M., & Kuptsevych‐Timmer, A. (2018). Health and Justice: Framing Incarceration as a Social Determinant of Health for Black Men in The United States. Sociology Compass12(3): 1-15.