The Sponsored Projects Administration is also an excellent resource for more information about research programs and opportunities.



The Ball State Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology (CJC) faculty and students are heavily involved in research projects to advance the field of criminal justice and criminology.

 Involvement in research keeps our professors current in their area of specialization, which translates to more contemporary information being delivered in the classroom. Visit faculty bios to see the research interests and publications of each of our faculty members! Faculty have also received funding for various research projects, with recent awards highlighted here. 

Brandy Rocheleau & Greg Rocheleau (2023). Using virtual-reality courtrooms in criminal justice and criminology classes to enhance student learning, empathy, and ethical decisions - A collaboration with the IDIA Lab. Women of Beneficence Grant - Ball State Foundation. Amount Awarded - $22,846

Brittany Acquaviva (2022). Sexual violence pre-help-seeking decision-making. Ball State University ASPiRE New Faculty Start-Up Grant. Amount Awarded - $3,000

Andrew Gray (2022). Police violence at the intersections: Race, gender, and the media coverage of lethal force incidents. Ball State University ASPiRE New Faculty Start-Up Grant. Amount Awarded - $3,000

Xinting Wang (2021). The effect of media coverage on college students' attitudes toward policing and the police profession. Ball State University ASPiRE New Faculty Start-Up Grant. Amount Awarded - $3,000

W. Koslicki (2020). Military origin, law enforcement use: determining the contexts and predictors of police use of 1033 Program acquisitions. Ball State University ASPiRE Junior Faculty Research Program. Amount Awarded - $14,763

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Community Involvement

Our students lead on campus and in the community. They take pride in helping others. They organize blood drives, clean up neighborhoods, mentor at-risk youth, teach adults to read, and participate many other activities.

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