Lindsey Wylie


Eve and Lindsey 2018

About Lindsey

Lindsey E. Wylie is a 2015 graduate of the J.D./Ph.D. Social Psychology Program. She is currently a 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. 

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 the Evidence-based Nebraska project evaluating 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. 

Lindsey is currently the American Psychology and Law Society’s web-editor and served as the 2018 American Psychology and Law Society’s 2018 Conference Co-chair.

When Lindsey is not delving into important psychology/law research, she enjoys running, traveling, eating Cuban food, watching independent films, listening to 90’s hip hop, hanging out with her dog Holmes and two cats Maslow and Griffin, and enjoying time with her family.