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. 

Rocheleau, Gregory C. & Rocheleau, Brandy N.

The Mark of a Food Allergy Label: School Accommodation Policy and Bullying. Journal of School Violence.

Rocheleau, Gregory C. & Rocheleau, Brandy N.

Consequences of Accommodation: Parental Perceptions of School Staff and Peer Bullying of Children with Food Allergies. International Journal of Bullying Prevention.

Koslicki, Wendy

"Accountability or Efficiency? Body-Worn Cameras as Replicative Technology." Criminal Justice Review.

Koslicki, Wendy, Makin, D. & Willits, D.

"When No One is Watching: Evaluating the Impact of Body-Worn Cameras on Use of Force Incidents." Policing & Society.

Intravia, Jonathan

“Investigating the Influence of Social Media Consumption on Punitive Attitudes among a Sample of U.S. University Students.” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

Craig, J., Intravia, Jonathan, Wolff, K. T. & Baglivio, M. T.

“What Can Help? Examining Levels of Substance (Non)use as a Protective Factor in the Effect of ACEs on Crime.” Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.

Wolff, K. T., Cuevas, C. Intravia, Jonathan, Baglivio, M. & Epps, N.

“The Effects of Neighborhood Context on Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Among Adolescents Involved in the Juvenile Justice System: Latent Classes and Contextual Effects.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Rocheleau, Gregory C.

“Long-Term Relationships between Adolescent Intense Work and Adult Deviance: Are There Differences by Social Class?” Advances in Life Course Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.alcr.2018.08.002.

Bolger, P. C. & Lytle, Daniel J.

"A meta-analysis of suspect demographic characteristics and American police officer search decisions." Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society. 19(2), 1-23.

Byers, Bryan D. & DuBois, S.

“Teaching about Cold Cases Experientially: Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences and Products”. Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Koslicki, Wendy M. & Willits, D.

"Finding the iron fist in the velvet glove? Testing the militarization/community policing paradox." International Journal of Police Science and Management, 20(2), 143-154.

Intravia, Jonathan, Piquero, A. R. & Piquero, N. L.

“The Racial Divide Surrounding United States of America National Anthem Protests in the National Football League.” Deviant Behavior.

  • Featured in The Times of Northwest Indiana (2017): “Anthem Study by NFL not Surprising” by Al Hamnik
  • Featured in ChicagoNow (2017): “Colin Kaepernick Ideals, Stances are More Popular than You Think” by Paul M. Banks

Intravia, Jonathan, Wolff, K. T., & Piquero, A. R.

“Investigating the Effects of Media Consumption on Attitudes toward Police Legitimacy.” Deviant Behavior, 39(8), 963-980.

Vito, Anthony G., Grossi, E. L., & Higgins, G. E.

Analyzing racial profiling from traffic searches: Using focal concerns theory and propensity score matching. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management.

Wolff, K. T., Intravia, Jonathan, Baglivio, M. T. & Piquero, A. R.

“The Protective Impact of Immigrant Concentration on Juvenile Recidivism: A Multilevel Examination of Potential Mechanisms.” Crime & Delinquency, 64(10), 1271-1305.

Intravia, Jonathan, Gibbs, Benjamin R., Wolff, K. T., Paez, R., Bernheimer, A. & Piquero, A. R.

“The Mediating Role of Street Code Attitudes on the Self-Control and Crime Relationship.” Deviant Behavior, 39(10), 1305-1321.

Makin, D. A., Willits, D. W., Koslicki, Wendy, Brooks, R., Dietrich, B. & Bailey, R. L.

"Contextual determinants of observed negative emotional states in police-community interactions." Criminal Justice and Behavior, DOI: 10.1177/0093854818796059

Brown, Michael P.

“Motivational Interviewing for Juveniles. Encyclopedia of Corrections.” John Wiley and Sons.

Koslicki, Wendy M.

"SWAT mobilization trends: testing assumptions of police militarization." Policing: An International Journal, 40(4), 733-747.

Warren-Gordon, Kiesha

“Navigating the Academy: An Autoethnographic Approach to Examining the Lived Experience of African American Women at Predominantly White Institutions of Higher Education.” Journal of Qualitative Reports, 22(9), 1187-11960.

Chavez, J. M. & Rocheleau, Gregory C.

"Formal Labeling, Deviant Peers, and Race: An Examination of Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Process of Secondary Deviance.” Race and Justice: An International Journal.

Lytle, Daniel J. & Bolger, C. P.

"Police satisfaction and disorder: results from a survey of a semi-rural community." Policing & Society. 27, 913-926.

Rocheleau, Gregory C. & Swisher, R. R.

"Adolescent Work and Alcohol Use: Moderation by Neighborhood Context and the Role of Peers." Deviant Behavior, 38(11), 1252-1266.

Shoenberger, N. A. & Rocheleau, Gregory C.

“Effective Parenting and Self-Control: Differences by Gender” Women and Criminal Justice 27(5):271-286.

Travis, L. F. & Lytle, Daniel

"Balancing Harms: The Ethics and Purposes of Criminal Sentencing."Justice, Crime, and Ethics (9th ed., pp. 170-188). New York: Routledge.

Vito, Anthony G., Grossi, E. L., & Higgins, G. E.

"The issue of racial profiling in traffic stop citations." Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 33(4) 431-450.

Vito, G. F., Higgins, G. E., & Vito, Anthony G.

"Kentuckian’s Attitudes on Capital Punishment, 1989–2016." American Journal of Criminal Justice, 1-10.

Griffin, V. W., Lee, G. M., Vito, Anthony G., & Walker, J. T.

"It’s not so black and white: A conjunctive analysis of racial differences in incidents of prison misconduct." Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research, 1-27.

Intravia, Jonathan, Pelletier, E., Wolff, K. T., & Baglivio, M. T.

“Community Disadvantage, Prosocial Bonds, and Juvenile Reoffending: A Multilevel Mediation Analysis.” Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 15(3), 240-263.

Intravia, Jonathan, Wolff, K. T., Gibbs, Benjamin R. & Piquero, A. R.

“Violent Attitudes and Antisocial Behavior: Examining the Code of the Street’s Generalizability among a College Sample.” Deviant Behavior, 38(9), 989-1006.

Intravia, Jonathan, Wolff, K. T., Paez, R. & Gibbs, Benjamin R.

“Investigating the Relationship between Social Media Consumption and Fear of Crime: A Partial Analysis of Mostly Young Adults.” Computers in Human Behavior, 77, 158-168.

  • Featured in Pacific Standard (2017): “Social Media Use is Linked to a Fear of Crime” by Tom Jacobs.

  • Featured in The St. Paul Pioneer Press (2018): “St. Paul Police-Scanner Facebook Group Aims for Safety – but is it changing Crime Perceptions?” by Mara H. Gottfried.

Vito, Anthony G., Vito, G. F., Higgins, G. E., & Tewksbury, R.

"The recidivism of drug offenders following release from prison: A comparison of Kentucky outcomes." Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research, 2(4), 223-236.

Wolff, K. T., Baglivio, M. T., Intravia, Jonathan, Greenwald, M., & Epps, N.

“The Mobility of Youth in the Justice System: Implications for Recidivism.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(7), 1371-1393.

Babin, S., Koslicki, Wendy, Vogel, R., Contestabile, J., Kohri, K. & Makin, D. A.

"Resilient Communications Project: Body Worn Camera Perception Study Phase I Memorandum Report (AOS-17-1302)." Washington, DC: Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate.

Brown, Michael P.

"Sentencing Evaluations in Juvenile Court. Inside Forensic Psychology" (pp. 304-321). (T. Masson, Editor) Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

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“Released offenders returned back to Indianapolis metropolitan areas: A 5-year follow-up study.” International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, 11(1).

Staton, Monte D. & Lurigio, A.

“Explaining Similarities and Variations in Program Structures and Professional Roles in Midwestern Mental Health Courts.” Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology, 4(2), 188-216.

ten Bensel, T., Gibbs, Benjamin R. & Burkey, C. R.

“Female sex offenders: Is there a difference between solo and co-offenders?” Interpersonal Violence.

Intravia, Jonathan, Stewart, E. A., Warren, P. Y., & Wolff, K. T.

“Neighborhood Disorder and Generalized Trust: A Multilevel Mediation Examination of Social Mechanisms.” Journal of Criminal Justice, 46, 148-158.

Berg, M., Stewart, E. A., Intravia, Jonathan, Warren, P. Y., & Simons, R.

“Cynical Streets: Neighborhood Social Processes and Perceptions of Criminal Injustice.” Criminology, 54(3), 520-547.

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