Kyle McLean received his Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from University of South Carolina. His research interests include policing, criminological theory, and social psychology. Dr. McLean’s recent research has appeared in Criminal Justice and BehaviorThe British Journal of Criminology, and Crime & Delinquency.

Research Interests

Policing | Criminological Theory | Social Psychology


2018 Ph.D. Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina

2014 M.A. Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina

2012 B.S. Criminal Justice, Appalachian State University

Selected Publications

Alpert, Geoffrey P., Kyle McLean, & Scott E. Wolfe. 2017. Consent Decrees: An approach to police accountability and reform. Police Quarterly, 20, 239-249.

Wolfe, Scott E., Kyle McLean, & Travis C. Pratt. 2017. I learned it by watching you: Legal socialization and the intergenerational transmission of legitimacy attitudes. British Journal of Criminology, 57, 1123-1143.

McLean, Kyle. 2017. Ethnic identity, procedural justice and offending: Does procedural justice work the same for everyone? Crime and Delinquency, 63, 1314-1336.

Wolfe, Scott E. & Kyle McLean. 2017. Procedural injustice, risky lifestyles, and violent victimization: Extending the scope of procedural justice theory. Crime and Delinquency. 63, 1383-1409.

McLean, Kyle & Scott E. Wolfe. 2016. A sense of injustice loosens the moral bind of law: Specifying the links between procedural injustice, neutralizations, and offending. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43(1): 27-44.