Gaylene Armstrong

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Areas of Expertise

  • Community corrections
  • Institutional corrections
  • Program evaluation
  • Policy evaluation
  • Sex offenders
  • Juvenile and female offenders

Key Findings

  • In the article, ““The relationship between work-family conflict, correctional officer job stress, and job satisfaction,” Armstrong examined the interplay between work and family conflict as related to correctional MORE
  • In the article, “Validation of the client evaluation of motivational interviewing scale with probation clients,” Armstrong examined the tool of motivational interviewing, an approach found to be effective in support MORE
  • In the article, “Impact of Maternal Incarceration on the Criminal Justice Involvement of Adult Offspring: A Research Note,” Armstrong examined the extent to which maternal incarceration has an impact on dependents MORE
  • In the article, “Examining GPS monitoring alerts triggered by sex offenders: The divergence of legislative goals and practical application in community corrections,” Armstrong examined the effectiveness of utilizing MORE
  • In the article, “Does the Concentration of Parolees in a Community Impact Employer Attitudes Toward the Hiring of Ex-Offenders?” Armstrong examined the likelihood of whether an employer would hire individuals who MORE


Gaylene Armstrong, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, is an expert in institutional and community corrections, program and policy evaluation as well as juvenile, female, and sex offenders.

Armstrong consulted with the National Institute of Corrections, the National Institute of Justice, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Iowa Community Corrections Improvement Association and numerous schools, jails and specialty court programs throughout Texas. She was recognized as one of the Most Prolific Female Scholars in Elite Criminology and Criminal Justice Journals and Top 20 Female “Academic Stars” in Criminology by the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

She has been published in numerous academic journals and is the author of Private vs. Public Operation: Juvenile Correctional Facilities.

Armstrong received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland and B.A. in Psychology from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

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