Students and faculty at commencement in Worthen Arena

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology faculty and staff are leaders in their field. The faculty members are well-educated, noted scholars in the field, and have real-world work experience in the field of criminal justice.

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Our History

Accreditation

Ball State’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology was one of the first programs in the United States to be accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

In 1977, the sociology, social work, and criminal justice programs, which had been a combined, single department, had each grown significantly enough that they warranted the development of their own respective departments. Thus, the Department of Criminal Justice and Corrections was formed. The department was later named The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Since that time, the department has grown both in size and capabilities. Now ranking as one of the largest criminal justice programs in the United States, the Ball State University Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology offers the following programs:

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