Dr. Jack Call

Professor of Criminal Justice

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Office: CHBS Building, Room 5308
Phone: 540-831-5391
E-Mail: jcall@radford.edu
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  • Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • J.D., College of William and Mary
  • B.S., Ball State University

Dr. Call joined the Radford University faculty in 1985. He served as the first Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice.


Dr. Call's research interests include constitutional rights of the accused and prisoners' rights.

Recent Professional Activities

Dr. Call was the 2005 recipient of the Radford University Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes faculty for their outstanding service contributions.

Dr. Call's recent publications include:

  • "The Roberts Court and Police Practices: The Impact of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito in Police Practices Cases," American Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 35, No. 4 (December 2010), pp. 236-249.
  • Book Review, Offending Women: Power, Punishment, and the Regulation of Desire, by Lynne A. Haney, The Law and Politics Book Review, (December 2010), pp. 684-689.
  • Book Review, Indefensible:  One Lawyer’s Journey into the Inferno of American Justice, by David Feige, The Law and Politics Book Review, Vol.18, No. 3 (March 2008), pp. 204-207
  • Book Review, The Most Democratic Branch:  How the Courts Serve America, by Jeffrey Rosen, The Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 17, No. 8 (August, 2007), pp. 675-681
  • Book Review, The Innocent Man, by John Grisham, The Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 17, No. 7 (July, 2007), pp. 602-608
  • “The Supreme Court and Police Practices:  The Last Two Terms,” The American Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 31, No. 2 (June 2007), pp. 105-119
  • Essay, “Constitutional Rights:  Search and Seizure,” The Encyclopedia of Police Science (2006), edited by Jack Raymond Greene, Routledge Publishing