The Sponsored Projects Administration is also an excellent resource for research programs information.

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. 

Intravia, Jonathan, Alex R. Piquero, and Nicole Leeper Piquero

“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

Wolff, Kevin T., Jonathan Intravia, Michael T. Baglivio, and Alex R. Piquero

“The Protective Impact of Immigrant Concentration on Juvenile Recidivism: A Multilevel Examination of Potential Mechanisms.” Crime & Delinquency.

Intravia, Jonathan, Benjamin R. Gibbs, Kevin T. Wolff, Rocio Paez, Allison Bernheimer*, and Alex R. Piquero

“The Mediating Role of Street Code Attitudes on the Self-Control and Crime Relationship.” Deviant Behavior.

Craig, Jessica, Jonathan Intravia, Kevin T. Wolff, and Michael T. Baglivio

“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.

Intravia, Jonathan, Kevin T. Wolff, and Alex R. Piquero

“Investigating the Effects of Media Consumption on Attitudes Toward Police Legitimacy.” Deviant Behavior.

Byers, Bryan D. and Steven D. DuBois

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

Intravia, Jonathan, Kevin T. Wolff, Rocio Paez, and Benjamin R. Gibbs

“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.

Intravia, Jonathan, Emily Pelletier, Kevin T. Wolff, and Michael T. Baglivio

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

Intravia, Jonathan, Kevin T. Wolff, Benjamin R. Gibbs, and Alex R. Piquero

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

Wolff, Kevin T., Michael T. Baglivio, Jonathan Intravia, Mark Greenwald, and Nathan Epps

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

Sobba, Kristen, Rocio Paez, and Tusty ten Bensel

“Perceptions of Cyberbullying: An Assessment of College Students’ Perspectives.” TechTrends. DOI 10.1007/s11528-017-0186-0.

Brown, Michael P.

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

Travis, Lawrence F. and Daniel Lytle

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

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.

Berg, Mark, Eric A. Stewart, Jonathan Intravia, Patricia Y. Warren, and Ronald Simons

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

Intravia, Jonathan, Eric A. Stewart, Patricia Y. Warren, and Kevin T. Wolff

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

Dierenfeldt, Rick, Timothy Brown, and Rocio Roles (Paez)

“Re-Considering the Structural Covariates of Gun Crime: An Examination of Direct and Moderated Effects.” Deviant Behavior, 38(2), 208-225.

Roles (Paez), Rocio, Stacy Moak, and Tusty ten Bensel

“Perceptions of Police Among Hispanic Immigrants of Mexican Origin in the Southeast United States.” American Journal of Criminal Justice, 41(2), 202-219.

Brown, Michael P.

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

ten Bensel, Tusty, Benjamin R. Gibbs, Chris Rush Burkey

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

Ho, Taiping

“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. and Arthur J. Lurigio

“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.

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