Alyssa Yetter

Academic Title

  • Assistant Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Administrative Support

  • Stratification, Mobility, and Crime
  • Domestic Violence
  • Victimization

My primary area of research explores the role of government assistance programs in shaping individuals’ risk for criminal offending and victimization through their influence on family dynamics and life stressors. My second line of research examines the diverse consequences of victimization for both victims and their families, particularly through the reinforcement of existing social inequalities.

  • Ph.D. Sociology The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A. Criminology The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. Sociology and Anthropology Denison University
  • Stratification and Mobility
  • Victimology
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Survey Design
  • (CRM 1000) Introduction to Criminology
  • (CRM 3500) Domestic Violence
  • (CRM 4100W) Victimology

Yetter, Alyssa M. 2018. “Victimization-Precipitated Residential Mobility among Women Offenders.” Crime & Delinquency Online First.

Graif, Corina, Alina Lungeanu, and Alyssa M. Yetter. 2017. “Neighborhood Isolation in Chicago: Violent Crime Effects on Structural Isolation and Homophily in Inter-Neighborhood Commuting Networks.” Social Networks 51:40-59.

Yetter, Alyssa M., Corina Graif, and Sarah V. Fry. 2017. “Public and Subsidized Housing in the United States.” Pp. 616-623 in The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty. Edited by Robert S. Rycroft. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood.