The Program in Depth

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 understanding of the goals and philosophies underlying correctional interventions, types of criminal sentencing and penal sanctions. 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.

You Can Learn 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.

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of the courses you take will be in your field of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. For a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Corrections and Case Management, your classes can include:

  • Penology

    This course focuses on the challenges administrators face in law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Students will examine the various organizationa...

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  • Advanced Topics in Corrections

    This course examines the theories and practices involved in probation and parole processes and decision-making. Topics include pre-sentence and pre-pa...

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  • Penology

    This course examines the history of criminal punishment beginning with early developments in Europe. Special attention is given to theories of punishm...

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