In Memoriam

It is with profound sadness that we report the passing of Dr. Michael P. Brown. Dr. Brown was the Chairperson of the department for the last five years. After earning his Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in 1992, Dr. Brown joined the Ball State Criminal Justice and Criminology Department in 1993 and was a faculty member with the department for 28 years. Under his outstanding leadership and commitment to the Ball State community, the department flourished. He had a tremendous impact on the students he instructed, his colleagues within the department, and the University and Muncie community. He will be sorely missed as a colleague, professor, and friend.

About Us

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology’s mission is to educate those who are interested in serving their communities as policing officials, attorneys, corrections professionals, and affiliated criminal justice specialists. Learn more about our department, our values, and our history.

See our new programs

The CJC Department is offering three new concentrations and a new minor starting Fall 2020. Click here to learn more!

Activities and Opportunities 

Apply for departmental honors, attend our career fair to give yourself a leg up in your job search, join one of our student organizations to connect with other students and the field, or participate in one of our professional development sessions so you can learn from experts in criminal justice and criminology.

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Admissions and Financial Aid

Review the admission criteria and application process for our department's programs, and consider applying for one of our scholarships or graduate assistantships to help pay for your education. Minorities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Meet our Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to student learning and success. Learn more about the various research and teaching interests of our faculty, as well as contact information for our faculty and staff.



Alumni and Friends

Stay in touch with the department and connect with other alumni. Interested alumni may also find out about alumni-centered events, collaboration opportunities, and how to make a gift to the department.

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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

North Quad Building, Room 278
Muncie, IN 47306

8 a.m.-5 p.m.