Westfield graduates are making an impact in all fields of criminal justice at the local, state and national level.

Westfield launched the first criminal justice program in New England in 1968. Our reputation for excellence and student population of nearly 700 draws the largest criminal justice career fair in New England each year.

  • Study the latest developments in Criminal Justice: globalization, cybercrime and technology, criminal justice reform, and serving diverse communities.
  • Personal attention with small classes
  • 13 full-time faculty with expertise in homeland security, religious extremism, law enforcement, corrections and rehabilitation, criminal law, juvenile justice, gangs, multinational crime, & crime mapping
  • 100+ internship placements each semester at federal, state and local levels

The goal of the our department is to develop in students an increased analytical awareness of the role of law enforcement agencies, courts, and correctional institutions in the criminal justice system.

Contact us

Dr. Daniel Price
Chair - Criminal Justice Department
Horace Mann Center, 141

Meet our Alumni

Carlos Canino, Class of 1988, is the special agent in charge of the Los Angeles field division of the ATF.

"When I was at the ATF Academy, I did not struggle, I felt prepared because a lot of the same subject matter that I was given I already studied it here at Westfield. It wasn't new to me."