Sherah L. Basham is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She received a B.S. from Pensacola Christian College (2000), an M.S.A. from the University of West Florida (2008), and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Walden University (2019).


Dr. Basham has over 20 years of practitioner and academic experience in the criminal justice field in the areas of administration, investigations, campus security, and higher education. Her primary teaching interests are in the area of Policing and Administration. She has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses on topics such as Research Methods, Race and Crime, Criminology, Security, Policy, Investigations, and Juvenile Delinquency. Her research interests include policing, campus law enforcement, concealed carry, and education.


Recent Publications:

Basham, Sherah L. (2020). “Campus law enforcement: The relationship between emergency preparedness and community policing. Policing: An International Journal.


Han, Sungil, Hwang, EuiGab, Nobles, Matt R., Basham, Sherah L., & Piquero, Alex R. (2019). “Immigrants’ confidence in the police in 34 countries: A multilevel analysis.” Police Quarterly.


Basham, Sherah L. (2019). “Use of force in the Orlando Police Department: A repeat and near repeat analysis.” Safety & Emergency Services Journal.


Basham, Sherah L. (2019, November). “Education offers best solution for police misconduct.” Police Chief.


Basham, Sherah L. (2019, March). “Education: Learning to lead.” Police Magazine, 43(3).


Basham, Sherah L. (2019). “Intimate partner violence in rural communities.” In Frances Bernat and Kelly Frailing (Eds.), The encyclopedia of women and crime. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.