Foster, Janet

Dr Janet Foster  


Position held

Associate Professor in Sociology


Experience keywords:

communities; crime prevention; policing; qualitative methods; social exclusion; the Stephen Lawrence inquiry; urban conflict and change; urban regeneration

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Janet Foster has conducted extensive research on crime, community and policing issues. She has worked with a range of government departments and police forces across Britain and in Europe. Between 1997 and 2000, she directed a bespoke Diploma and Masters programme for some of Britain's most senior police officers. Dr Foster has just completed (with Tim Newburn and Anna Souhami) a major Home Office-funded evaluation of the impact of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry on policing (2005) and is currently writing a book on murder investigation.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Australia; UK: Europe; USA

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7302



Foster, Janet and Jones, Claire (2010) 'Nice to do' and essential: improving neighbourhood policing in an English police force Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice, 4 (4). 395-402. ISSN 1752-4512

Foster, Janet and Bailey, Simon (2010) Joining forces: maximizing ways of making a difference in policing Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice, 4 (2). 95-103. ISSN 1752-4512


Foster, Janet and Newburn, Tim and Souhami, Anna (2005) Assessing the impact of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry Home Office research study, 294. The Home Office, London, UK. ISBN 1844737438


Foster, Janet (2000) Social exclusion, crime and drugs Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 7 (4). 317-330. ISSN 0968-7637

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