Dr Janet Stockdale

Dr Janet Stockdale

Department: Department of Social Psychology|; European Institute|; Mannheim Centre for Criminology| ;Contact details: tel +44 (0)20 7955 7705; fax +44 (0)20 7955 7565; j.stockdale@lse.ac.uk|LSE experts: Dr Janet Stockdale|

Jan Stockdale is Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology. She has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley and at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.



Recent research

For nearly 20 years, she has been actively involved in research relating to policing, crime reduction and community safety. As well as evaluating a range of police training programmes, she has carried out a number of research projects for the Home Office, other government departments and local authorities. These projects include:

  • a quality control audit of police interviews;
  • an assessment of the presentation of police evidence in court;
  • evaluations of anti-burglary strategies and action against street robbery;
  • an exploration of how economic evaluation can be applied to police activity;
  • process and impact evaluations of targeted policing initiatives directed at vehicle and dug-related crime;
  • analyses of the role and impact of neighbourhood and street wardens both in this country and elsewhere;
  • evaluations of Project LION (London Information On Net) and the Partnership Business Model;
  • an analysis of young people's involvement in street crime;
  • a review of the relation between policing and deprivation; and
  • an evaluation of targeted action against gun crime in London;

Most recently, she has conducted crime reviews in two London boroughs, contributed to a study of the illegal use of firearms and a review of the economic and social costs of anti-social behaviour, and developed an analysis of the relation between guns and gangs.




Selected publications

  • Stockdale, J.E. & Whitehead, C.M.E. Assessing Cost-Effectiveness, in K.Bullock & N. Tilley (eds.) Essays in Problem Oriented Policing: Key lessons from the Targeted Policing Initiative. Willan Publishing, 2003.
  • Gresham, P.J., Stockdale, J.E, & Bartholomew, I. Evaluating the Impact of Crimestoppers. Home Office Online Report 22/03, April 2003.
  • FitzGerald, M., Stockdale, J.E. & Hale, C. Young People's Involvement in Street Crime. London: Youth Justice Board, 2003.
  • Harper, RL, Harper, GC and Stockdale, JE 'The role and sentencing of women in drug trafficking crime', Legal and Criminological Psychology, 2002, 7,101-04
  • Stockdale, JE, Whitehead, CME and Rennie, R Policing and Deprivation: a review of the evidence. LSE London, Discussion Paper No 5, 2002