Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) elected as the Vice President of the World Society of Victimology

We at O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) are delighted to announce that Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) has been elected to the position of Vice President of the World Society of Victimology (WSV) at the 17th International Symposium on Victimology in San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain.

Dr. Sahni is the second person from India to be elected as the Vice President of WSV. As the new Vice President, Dr. Sahni will serve a two-year tenure starting June 2022. WSV is a non-governmental organization focusing on research in victimology with members from areas such as academia, policy making, and governance. It holds special consultative status with the United Nations. Earlier, Dr. Sahni was elected as an executive member of WSV for a period of five years. Both the positions will run concurrently.

“I am elated for being elected to such a prestigious office. I will continue to promote victimology, not just nationally but internationally through various events, courses and projects in the pipeline for future endeavours,” shares Dr. Sahni, who is also Director at Centre for Victimology and Psychological Studies (CVPS) in O.P. Jindal Global University.

“I am confident that my candidature will help in advancing research in the field and positively contribute to the objectives of WSV,” he added.

It is pertinent to mention that Dr Sahni is contributing to international victim assistance programmes through his membership in the UN Liaison Committee with WSV. He has also been involved in promoting victimology research through his role as editor-in-chief of the journal “Global Advances of Victimology & Psychological Studies”.

Prof. Sahni is the member of the JGU Governing Body and also acts as an Advisor to the Vice Chancellor. Earlier this year in February 2022, Prof. Sahni was also appointed as ‘Professor of Eminence’ for a period of five years by the Guru Nanak Dev University.

Dr. Sahni is a distinguished scholar in the field of Psychology and his research interests span in the areas of Criminal Psychology, Cognitive and Neuropsychology, Competency Mapping, Organizational Development, and Leadership. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Organizational Behaviour and possesses an extensive and rich experience of 34+ years in Academia, Industry and the Governmental Sector.

As a Professor at JGU, Dr. Sahni has been teaching courses such as Criminal Psychology, Consumer Psychology, Competency Mapping, Organizational Behaviour, Organization Development & Management of Change, Business Communication and Etiquette, Leadership, Compensation & Benefits and Management Consulting Fundamentals to students across all schools of the university. He has taught in various universities overseas as a Visiting Faculty member, namely, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, and Nanjing University, Nanjing in China amongst others. Dr. Sahni is also a certified Edward de Bono Six Thinking Hats Trainer. He has trained 1.71+ lakh school principals and teachers, senior Government officials, industry professionals, besides many more in over 50 countries on topics such as competency mapping, business communication, decision making at workplace, stress management, performance enhancement, emotional intelligence, best teaching practices, inspiring leadership etc.

He has published more than 40 research articles in International and National indexed Journals, and about 25 book chapters. With 19 Books to his credit, some of the recent ones are; Criminal Psychology and the Criminal Justice System in India and Beyond (Springer Nature), Internet Infidelity: An Interdisciplinary Insight in a Global Context (Springer Nature), Piracy in the Digital Era: Psychosocial, Criminological and Cultural Factors (Springer Nature), The Death Penalty: Perspectives from India & Beyond (Springer Nature), Maximizing Human Potential Through Behavioural Competencies: 100 Core Competencies (Bloomsbury), Strategic Compensation Management & Design (Bloomsbury), and Conflict: The Police and The People (Lexis Nexis).

At JGU, Prof. Sahni also plays an active role at the Jindal School of Psychology & Counselling – India’s First Transdisciplinary Psychology School which offers two interdisciplinary degree programmes: B.A. (Hons.) Psychology and M.A./M.Sc. in Applied. The post graduate programme is jointly provided by the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) and the Jindal School of Psychology & Counselling (JSPC) and uses the expertise and experience of both.

Dr. Sahni is one of the few Indian psychologists to have dispensed his immense knowledge towards the development of society and nation with his remarkable vision. Through his astute leadership, Dr. Sahni has been able to touch the lives of so many people in the education sector across the country and even abroad.

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