Criminology and Justice Studies

Anastasiia Timmer

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


Courses Taught:

For the Spring 2021 term, Dr. Timmer teaches two sections of CJS 350 Criminological Theory, and CJS 448 Global Perspective in CJ.


2020    Ph.D. Sociology, University of Miami

2014    M.A. Sociology, Minnesota State University

2012    B.A. Sociology, Lviv National University


Anastasiia Timmer received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Miami. Dr. Timmer is a global crime and justice researcher. She focuses on causes of crime and violence in different countries and the role of mental health and emotions in criminal decision-making. 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 and grants distinguishing her contributions to research and teaching. For example, recognizing the policy implications of Dr. Timmer’s work, the National Science Foundation has granted Anastasiia a doctoral research award. Anastasiia also 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 Studies13(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.