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Case Management

AIU® offers a professionally focused BSCJ program with a specialization in Corrections and Case Management designed so it can offer a deeper understanding of case management services and the complex dynamics of addiction and offender treatment.

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.

Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest

By studying key topics in Criminal Justice to complete the upper division’s core specialization requirements, AIU can give you an opportunity to focus your interests on the acquisition of industry-specific knowledge and skills common to the criminal justice field.

  • Next Start Date

    October 5th, 2015

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  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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  • Successful completion of the BSCJ with a specialization in Corrections and Case Management can provide students with an applicable foundation of industry-related knowledge and skills, including how to:

    • Explain and 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.

  • In this specialized curriculum, students have an opportunity to learn a working knowledge of law and ethics in a wide variety of healthcare topics, enabling them to deal with common legal and practical problems facing patients, their families, practitioners, caregivers and society within the healthcare industry.

    This real-world specialization offers the opportunity for in-depth study, with more than half of your courses in your area of interest. It can help you develop a focused, industry-specific knowledge base common to professionals in today’s healthcare industry. For example:


    • In Penology, students can examine the history of criminal punishment beginning with early developments in Europe, with special attention given to theories of punishment and the development of prisons, correctional institutions and other forms of punishment to the wider system of social control.
    • In Prison Law, students can focus on the historical context in which prisoners’ rights were established in the United States and examine landmark court decisions which that established these rights and how they changed the administration of corrections.
    • In Offender Rehabilitation, students can study various factors utilized to develop personalized sentencing and treatment plans for individual offenders, including the personality of the offender who may be diagnosed as a psychopath, sociopath, drug addict or mentally ill person. 

    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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