Criminal Justice and Criminology

Our sincere thanks to those who gave to the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology on One Ball State Day 2023! Our goal this year is to double our number of donations and total amount given (we had 32 gifts last year at $1,750 total; this is almost double our amount of gifts received last year!!). Current students should not feel obligated to give. These funding goals are to help our department serve you!

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This year our specific goals are: 

  1. Continuing to build the Dr. Michael P. Brown Student Need Fund (e.g. textbooks, tuition, and GRE/LSAT application fees) 
  2. Building a new student travel fund for CJC majors to present research at academic conferences
  3. Funding student educational events, like prison tours and guest speakers
  4. Offsetting the membership fees for students applying for Alpha Phi Sigma, our chapter of the national Criminal Justice honor society

In Dr. Brown’s honor, the Dr. Michael P. Brown Student Needs Fund continues to assist students in their educational pursuits, particularly when they need assistance for textbooks, tuition, and grad school/law school application fees. 

We have also established some new goals for 2024! Specifically, we hope to establish a student travel fund to assist CJC majors in traveling to our national and regional academic conferences to present their research. Many of our students engage with our faculty to conduct research and we would love to assist students in traveling to showcase their research. 

Additionally, we hope to use funds to invite guest speakers and hold additional educational events to take learning beyond the classroom. Lastly, many of our hard-working students qualify for membership to Alpha Phi Sigma, the only national Criminal Justice honor society, but membership fees can present a barrier. We hope to use donations to assist in off-setting the cost of students to reduce the financial burden of engaging with this excellent career-building organization.





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