Coordinator, Justice Studies Program
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.
Ph.D., Justice Studies, Arizona State University, Arizona, U.S.A., 2004
M.P.A., Public Administration, University of South Dakota, South Dakota, U.S.A., 1992
B.S., Criminal Justice/Psychology, University of South Dakota, South Dakota, U.S.A., 1991
Professional Experience Military, Tribal, State and Federal Police Officer, Criminal Investigator, Management Analyst, and Consultant: Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University College of Law in Illinois.
JUST 104 Introduction to Justice StudiesJUST 223 Basic Interviewing and Counseling SkillsJUST 328 Police and SocietyJUST 528 White Collar CrimeJUST 591 Native American Sovereignty and LawJUST 702 Community PolicingJUST 671 Justice Studies Internship JUST 695 Senior Seminar in Justice Studies
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Professional InterestsCriminology, Criminal Justice, Policing and Management, Interviewing, Interrogation, Symbolic Interaction, Native American Sovereignty and Law, Indian Gaming, White Collar Crime, Curriculum Development, Fraud Examination, Corrections, At-Risk Youth, Program Assessment and Gangs.