Program Details

Program Outline

Program Outline

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.


We can help you 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
Courses

Courses

Degree Requirements

General Education
COMP101Introduction to Computers4.5
COMP102Introduction to Computers Lab1.5
CRJS201Ethics and Criminal Justice4.5
ENGL106English Composition I4.5
ENGL107English Composition II4.5
HUMA205Art Appreciation4.5
or
PHIL201Introduction to Philosophy4.5
MATH125General College Mathematics4.5
PRES111Presentation Essentials4.5
SSCI206Aspects of Psychology4.5
SSCI210Sociology4.5
SCIE206Biology4.5
SCIE207Biology Lab1.5
SCIE210Environmental Science4.5
SCIE211Environmental Science Lab1.5
General Education Electives (1)4.5
Total Credit Hours:58.5

General Electives
General Elective4.5
General Elective4.5
General Elective 4.5
General Elective4.5
General Elective 4.5
General Elective4.5
General Elective or Internship4.5
Total Credit Hours:31.5

Lower Division Core
CRJS101Foundations of Criminal Justice Systems4.5
CRJS105Theories of Crime Causation4.5
CRJS205Introduction to Criminal Law4.5
CRJS210Introduction to Law Enforcement4.5
CRJS215Introduction to American Court System4.5
CRJS220Foundations of Corrections4.5
Total Credit Hours:27
Upper Division Core
CRJS310Crime Victim Studies4.5
CRJS315Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Theory4.5
CRJS330Constitutional Issues in Criminal Procedures4.5
CRJS355Evidence4.5
CRJS405Research Methods & Statistics for Criminal Justice4.5
Total Credit Hours:22.5
Capstone Requirement
CRJS499Senior Capstone in Criminal Justice4.5
Total Credit Hours:4.5

Specialization Options

Corrections and Case Management
CRJS335Penology4.5
CRJS340Addiction Intervention in the Justice System4.5
CRJS345Administration of Criminal Justice4.5
CRJS435Prison Law4.5
CRJS445Offender Rehabilitation4.5
CRJS450Advanced Topics in Corrections4.5
CRJS454Case Management & Treatment Planning4.5
CRJS456Psychopharmacology for Criminal Justice Professionals4.5

Total Credit Hours: 180

Classes Overview

Classes Overview

In this industry-focused curriculum, students can be exposed to the foundational areas of the discipline: investigation and law enforcement, law and courts, and corrections and parole. The program also addresses juvenile delinquency and the juvenile-justice system. Courses are structured to assist students in the development of their goals as they can learn focused knowledge and skills common to criminal justice professionals.

At AIU, you can take more courses devoted to your field of interest, on average than at other similar schools. In the Criminal Justice associate degree program, your classes can include:

Foundations of Criminal Justice Systems

This course provides an overview of the criminal justice system. Emphasis will be on crime in America, the criminal justice process, law enforcement, adjudication, punishment, corrections, and prisons. Students will also learn about crime, law and justice, as well as special issues in the criminal justice system.

Theories of Crime Causation

This course is an overview of theoretical perspectives in criminology. This entails the nature, causation and etiology of criminal behaviors in offenders.

Introduction to Criminal Law

This course furnishes a concise but comprehensive introduction to the substantive criminal law. It offers an understanding of the legal environment in which criminal justice professionals must function and helps students to gain a clear understanding of the principles of the law that will be vital to success in the field of criminal justice.

Introduction to Law Enforcement

This course surveys the police service delivery system at the Federal, state, and local levels. Consideration will be given to historical development, the police role in contemporary society, and primary objectives of police agencies.

Introduction to the American Court System

This course covers the structure and organization of the federal and state court system with special attention to the criminal courts. The basic functions of the courts will be examined.

Foundations of Corrections

This course is an introduction to the correctional process and interventions designed to prevent and control adult criminal behavior. This course will address the philosophy and goals underlying the correctional interventions, types of criminal sentencing, and penal sanctions including community-based corrections, institutional corrections, and parole.

Careers in Criminal Justice

This course introduces students to multiple aspects of the criminal justice system: investigations, interviewing and report writing activities as practiced by police, court and correctional personnel for career success. Students will learn writing, reporting procedures and requirements, crime scene management, technology, interviewing and interrogation skills practiced by criminal justice professionals, and strategies for successfully seeking and obtaining employment

Course content subject to change.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Ways to Save

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  • Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Military Discounts– AIU Online offers a 45% tuition discount to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition discount to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience

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