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Since the department’s founding in 1977, graduates of Ball State’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology can be found working in law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal level; in courts, private industry, and correctional settings throughout the United States; and as practicing attorneys.

Your relationship with Ball State continues after graduation. The Ball State Alumni Association strives to keep alumni connected to the university and one another with newsletters and a directory.

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Stay Connected

Keep in touch with your fellow alumni and share your successes with us by emailing Dr. Michael Brown.

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Work with Us

Faculty and students in the department wish to collaborate with graduates of our program on internships for our current students, Immersive Learning projects, and through mutually beneficial research partnerships addressing criminal justice policy and practice. The department has a long history of such collaborations.

To work with us, please contact our department chair, Dr. Michael Brown.

Career Services

The Ball State University Career Center is available to current students as well as all alumni. The Center can assist with various aspects of career development.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program

Attorneys from the faculty of the Ball State Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology are pleased to present a three hour continuing legal education program dedicated to attorneys practicing criminal law and students interested in specific legal issues relevant to criminal justice. Faculty Ron Henderson, Brandon Murphy and Amy Beckett will present for an hour each. For more information, please contact Mr. Brandon Murphy.

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Attend Events

We host a number of alumni-centered events each year, including our speaker series and alumni tailgates before each Ball State Homecoming Football Game. Also, our annual Criminal Justice Career Day features a number of alumni from our department who return to campus to recruit future graduates into their employment ranks. Follow us on social media to stay up to date on current and upcoming events.

Make a Gift

Gifts to the university are always appreciated and help our students immensely. You can designate the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology by selecting "Other" under the Designation and writing in "Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology', or you may have your gift go to the university's greatest needs.

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