UMass Boston

Paul DeFazio

Associate Lecturer

Areas of Expertise

Corrections, Policing, Criminal Justice Systems


MS, Emmanuel College

Additional Information

DeFazio has been teaching at UMass Boston since 2013. He spent 35 years working in law enforcement, including positions as a U.S. Army Military Police Officer/Investigator, Corrections Officer, Deputy Sheriff, and Investigator Assistant Deputy Superintendent. DeFazio retired at the rank of Major from the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department in 2016. His fictional novel PROS & CONS (2008, High Pitched Hum Publishing) has been used by professors and teachers as a true-life depiction of the criminal justice system and an "insider's" look at the correctional system and culture.