Roy F. Janisch was born and raised on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, (Oyate) in northeastern South Dakota. During high school, Roy enlisted the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer and received specialized training in security, surveillance, and investigations. After the military, Roy attended the University of South Dakota where he obtained a B.S. in criminal justice and psychology, then a Master of Public Administration. He has worked as a law enforcement specialist and management analyst in Washington, DC, and as a federal criminal investigator specializing in drug enforcement and interdiction operations throughout Indian Country. Roy is a life-long learner and returned to school where he earned a Ph.D. in Law and Social Sciences from Arizona State University.
Education and Certifications
Ph.D., Justice Studies, Arizona State University, 2004
MPA, Public Administration, University of South Dakota, 1992
BS, Criminal Justice/Psychology, University of South Dakota, 1991
JUST 104 Introduction to Justice Studies
JUST 223 Basic Interviewing and Counseling Skills
JUST 328 Police and Society
JUST 528 White Collar Crime
JUST 591 Native American Sovereignty and Law
JUST 702 Community Policing
JUST 671 Justice Studies Internship
JUST 695 Senior Seminar in Justice Studies
Faculty Advisory for Justice Studies Student Association (JSSA)
Faculty Advisory for Native American Student Association (NASA)
Co-coordinator for the Minor in Fraud Investigation (In Progress)
Board of Directors Family Life Center
Board of Directors Horses of Hope
Military, Federal, State, and Tribal Police Officer and Criminal Investigator
Interests, Publications and Presentations
Indian Gaming, Interviewing/Interrogation, Policing and Management, Criminology, Symbolic Interaction, Native American Sovereignty and Law, At-Risk Youth, White Collar Crime, Correctional Studies, Curriculum Development, Fraud Examination, and Gangs.
O’Bryan, D., Janisch, R., and Kelley, M. The Development of an Interdisciplinary Minor in Fraud Examination. The Journal of Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business. Volume 1, Number 2 November 2009. Georgia Southern University.
Roy F. Janisch. Sovereignty, Indian Gaming, and Economic Development on the Lake Traverse Reservation of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe (Oyate) American Behavioral Scientist. Volume 50, Number 3: pp. 353-372 November 2006. Sage Publication.
Altheide, David L. with Barbara Gray, Roy Janisch, Lindsey Korbin, Ray Maratea, Debra Neill, Joseph Reaves, Felicia Van Deman. News Constructions of Fear and Victim: An Exploration Through Triangulated Document Analysis. Journal of Qualitative Inquiry. Vol. 7, Number 3: pp. 304-322 June 2001. Sage Publications.
Wounded Knee: 1890 and 1973: Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. Editor, Schaefer, Richard T., 2006. Sage Publications.
Sioux: Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. Editor, Schaefer, Richard T., 2006. Sage Publications.