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


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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