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Barbara Bonnekessen

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Nancy Grantham

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Phone: 620-235-4325
Fax: 620-235-4338

Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
412 Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762


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

Courses Taught

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

Advising and Activites

Faculty Advisory for Justice Studies Student Association (JSSA)
Faculty Advisory for Native American Student Association (NASA)
Co-Advisor for Association of Certified Fraud Examination (ACFE) Minor
Coordinator for Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS): Fraud Examination
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.

Professional Interests
Criminology, Criminal Justice, Policing and Management, Interviewing, Interrogation, Symbolic Interaction, Native American Sovereignty and Law, Indian Gaming, White Collar Crime, Curriculum Development, Fraud Examination, Corrections, Program Assessment and Gangs.


John M. Johnson, Francisco Alatorre, David Berg, Roy Janisch, Elizabeth McLin, Andrey Melnikov, Jennifer Murray, Scott Renshaw, Timothy Rowlands, Kyrsten Sinema (2012), Imagining Imagination, in Norman K. Denzin (ed.) Studies in Symbolic Interaction (Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Volume 39), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.227-250

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.

Useful Links

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 
American Society of Criminology
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Child Abuse Statistics & Research
Corrections Connection
Crime Times
Criminological Theories
Federal Criminal Law
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Statistics
Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission
Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center
Monitoring the Future Survey
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
National Institute of Justice
National Youth Survey
Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
Police Department Directory
Police Executive Research Forum
Police Executive Research Forum
Southern Poverty Law Center
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Uniform Crime Report
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Labor Statistics

Roy Janisch

Roy F. Janisch

Assistant Professor of Justice Studies

Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
320 Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

620-235-4346 office phone
620-235-4338 fax