Lindsey Wylie, J.D., Ph.D.

Director of Research

Lindsey E. Wylie, J.D., Ph.D. is Research Faculty and Director of Research at the Juvenile Justice Institute, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She received her B.S. in psychology from the University of Florida in 2005, her M.A. in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2007, and her J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln law-psychology program in 2013 and 2015, respectfully. Her research interests include understanding the legal system’s therapeutic and anti-therapeutic impact on vulnerable populations, including juveniles and older adults. She also examines the relationship between law and policy and biases towards these groups. Her current projects include evaluating evidence-based practices in Nebraska juvenile justice programs, studying the (un)intended collateral consequences of juvenile justice involvement, and perceptions of youth in the juvenile justice system. Lindsey has previously worked on projects examining weapons reporting by middle-school students, problem solving courts, issues in aging and aging inmates, and health/nutrition law and policy. She has taught classes in research methods, social psychology, law and psychology, aging issues within the law, and juvenile justice.