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Dr. Luke William Hunt
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
- Ph.D., University of Virginia
- M.A., University of Virginia
- J.D., University of Tennessee
- B.A., University of Arkansas
Dr. Hunt joined the Radford University Faculty in 2016.
Luke William Hunt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice. His primary research interests are at the intersection of political philosophy, jurisprudence, and criminal justice, and are informed by his professional background. After graduating from law school, he was a law clerk for a federal judge in Abingdon, VA. He then worked as an FBI Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent in Charlottesville, VA, and Washington, D.C. After leaving government service, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia.
Recent Professional Activities
Recent publications include "The Law in Plato's Laws: A Reading of the 'Classical Thesis,'" Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought, 35 (2018); "Norms, Narratives, and Politics," Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 101.2 (2018); "Legal Speech and Implicit Content in the Law," Ratio Juris, 29:1 (2016); "What the Epistemic Account of Vagueness Means for Legal Interpretation," Law and Philosophy, 35:1 (2016); and "The Global Ethics of Helping and Harming," Human Rights Quarterly, 36:4 (2014). Recent conference presentations include work on surveillance discretion at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) annual conference, New Orleans, Louisiana (2018); work on entrapment at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA), Chicago, Illinois (2018), and at the ACJS annual conference, Kansas City, Missouri (2017); and work on vagueness and legal interpretation at the APA Pacific Division Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia (2015). Current work includes a book project that examines the limits of contemporary police practices given the basic tenets of the liberal tradition in legal and political philosophy.