John Claffey


A.S., Springfield Technical Community College
B.S., Westfield State College
J.D., Western New England College


Professor Claffey has been a member of the Criminal Justice faculty at Western New England University since 2000. He is former sergeant with the Springfield, MA Police Department, the retired Director of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Municipal Police Academy, and a 1995 graduate of the Western New England University School of Law.


Criminal Law
Police Administration and Operations
Courts and the Judicial Process
Ethics in Policing

Courses Taught

CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
The Judicial Process
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Constitutional Issues in Criminal Justice
Ethical Decision Making in Criminal Justice