Icon: online criminal justice degrees Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) Corrections and Case Management

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) with a Specialization in Corrections and Case Management degree provides students with an in-depth opportunity to explore the history of criminal punishment. Students will take a comprehensive look into modern penal systems, prisoners' rights, personalized treatment plans and sentencing for prisoners with drug addictions, mental illness, sociopaths and psychopaths while acquiring the knowledge and skills common to corrections professionals.

  • Next Start Date

    November 10, 2014

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  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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  • Successful completion of AIU's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program with a Specialization in Corrections and Case Management can provide students with an industry focused look at the goals and philosophies underlying correctional interventions, types of criminal sentencing and penal sanctions. Students will also gain an applicable foundation of industry-related knowledge and skills, including how to:

    • Trace the history and philosophy of adult and juvenile correctional systems and identify the different models of punishment associated with each system.
    • Explain the history of probation and parole and the roles of the probation and parole officers in the criminal and juvenile correctional systems.
    • Define community corrections and the innovative approaches associated with this perspective such as restorative justice, peacemaking, intermediate sentences, drug courts and substance abuse counseling.
    • Apply various assessment, diagnostic techniques and case management strategies for working with adult and juvenile offenders.
    • Explain the organizational structure, administrative practices and operating procedures of correctional agencies in the handling of personnel and their functions.
    • Define the development of prisoners' rights and identify and analyze landmark decisions that substantiate rights for prisoners.
    • Identify and analyze ethical issues related to decision-making process associated with moral dilemmas in corrections.

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
    American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

  • In addition to the general education requirements, the Specialization in Corrections and Case Management program includes the following courses, taught by instructors, many of whom have relevant career experience in the field of corrections. The experiences and firsthand perspectives they may share in class can help prepare you for real-life challenges after you graduate.


    • Crime and Substance Abuse
    • Penology
    • Addiction Intervention in the Justice System
    • Administration of Criminal Justice
    • Prison Law
    • Offender Rehabilitation
    • Advanced Topics in Corrections
    • Case Management & Treatment Planning
    • Psychopharmacology for Criminal Justice Professionals
    • Psychopathology and Criminality


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • AIU's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program with a Specialization in Corrections and Case Management is geared toward helping students acquire a solid foundation in the processes of penology, prison law, and rehabilitation of offenders along with a deeper understanding of case management services and the complex dynamics of addiction and offender treatment.


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