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Charlie Scheer

Dr. Charlie Scheer

Associate Professor


Dr. Charlie Scheer is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at The University of Southern Mississippi. His research focuses on police workforce management, training, and police legitimacy. He has publications on police recruitment and retention strategies, civil liability, and a national assessment of potential police recruit attitudes towards police careers. He has also directed a research project on first-line supervisor leadership training programs from a national sample. His research has been published in Police Quarterly, Policing: An International Journal, Sheriff & Deputy, Justice Research and Policy, and Law Enforcement Executive Forum. He has spoken at many peer-reviewed academic and professional conferences such as the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference, the National Sheriff's Association conference, and the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice conference. He also remains a part-time sheriff’s deputy in Mississippi.

  • PHD - Michigan State University (2013)

Police Methods (Fall 2013-Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021), Criminal Justice Ethics (Fall 2013-Fall 2021), Police Leadership Seminar (Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022), African-American Criminal Justice Experience (Spring 2015), Methods of Criminal Justice Research and Planning (Fall 2017-Fall 2018), Professionalism & Success in Criminal Justice (Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Fall 2022).

  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Policing, workforce management, police legitimacy, recruitment & retention, training