As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen its research and teaching collaborations, the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) at JGU undertook multiple initiatives in the month of June. These include the WSV International Symposium on Victimology; Asian Post Graduate Course on “Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice”; participation in UNODC Expert Talk in Vienna, Austria and International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) in Montreal; and Training Programme in Chennai.
Center for Victimology and Psychological Studies at JGU organises 16th Asian Post Graduate Course on “Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice” from 4-14 June & 16th WSV International Symposium on Victimology in Hong Kong from 11-14 June
The Center for Victimology and Psychological Studies of Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) organised the 16th Asian Postgraduate Course on Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice (16 APGC) in tandem with the 16 WSV International Symposium on Victimology from 4th-14th June 2018 at City University, Hong Kong. The Postgraduate Course was organized in collaboration with the World Society of Victimology (WSV) and with the support of Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University, Hong Kong. Professor (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS; Professor Dr. Gerd Ferdinand Kirchhoff, Executive Director, CVPS and Professor Dr. Marc Groenhuijsen, President, World Society of Victimology served as the Co-Directors of the course and Mr. Bhanu Prakash Nunna, Doctoral Research Scholar from JIBS being the Course Coordinator.
The Resource Faculty were renowned victimologists and eminent scholars from various parts of the world and the course was attended by students from Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, South Africa, USA and Zambia. The participants got an introduction to the Social Science of Victimology from the eminent faculty.
Dr. Sanjeev Sahni delivered a lecture titled ‘Rape Victims and PTSD’ to the students focusing on the psychological impact of rape with specific reference to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and methods to minimize the psychological harm faced by rape victims. At the Symposium, he presented a paper on ‘Systemic Response Towards Rape in India: A Critical Review’ which reviewed and critically evaluated the response of various stakeholders towards rape in India thereby providing suggestions to strengthen the existing mechanisms.
Dr. Sanjeev Sahni along with Dr. Gerd Kirchhoff, Dr. Manjushree Palit, Bhanu Prakash Nunna (Research Scholar) and Omar Faruk (Research Scholar) also participated in a Round Table Session titled “Victim Assistance in India & Bangladesh” which discussed about the victims and their needs in India and Bangladesh and the progress made and reforms needed in that direction.
JIBS participates in UNODC Expert Talk
Dr. Manjushree, Assistant Professor at JIBS presented a paper on “Current scenario and substance abuse treatment practices in India” at UNODC Expert Talk on “Elements of family therapy for adolescents with drug use disorder including in contact with the criminal justice system: Creating societies resilient to drugs and crime” at Vienna International Center, Vienna, Austria on 4 June 2018.
JIBS conducts two teachers training programmes in Chennai on 5 June 2018
The training programmes were conducted at the Army Public School on Gender Sensitization, and at the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School on Best Teaching Practices.
JIBS participates in International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) organized by the International Association of Applied Psychology
Dr. Sanjeev Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS and Dr. Mohita Junnarkar, Assistant Director, JIBS attend the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) organized by International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) held at Montreal 26-30 June 2018.
The International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) is the oldest international association of psychologists. Every four years, the IAAP organizes a world congress of applied psychology which serves as a review of advances in applied psychology and unites several thousand psychologists from all over the world, the 28th ICAP being held in Paris. The ICAP offers the unique opportunity to demonstrate the societal significance of applied psychology.
At the conference, Dr. Sahni delivered a talk on “Death Penalty: Indian Attitudinal Study” in which he emphasised that though people supported the general idea of death penalty, but were cautious in voicing their opinion and wanted the administration to take decisions based on crime circumstances and the character of the defendant.
Dr. Mohita spoke on the topic “Facebook Addiction Among Indian Youth” mentioning that the excessive use of Facebook generally interferes with the person’s routine activities at school, work or maintaining relationships with family and friends and how counsellor in schools and at workplace could help youth in better utilization of time in constructive activities such as reading or involving themselves in hobbies etc.