The Global Initiative Network

GIN Member

Sanjeev P. Sahni

Principal Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences ; Professor, Governing Body Member & Advisor to Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University

Dr. Sahni is the Principal Director of the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), as well as the Advisor to the Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) and the Member of the Governing Body of the university. He also serves as a Professor in the university and as the Director of Centre for Victimology and Psychological Studies, Centre for Leadership and Change and Centre for Community Mental Health.

As a Professor at JGU, Dr. Sahni has been teaching courses such as Criminal Psychology, Competency Mapping, Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Development, Leadership, or Business Communication and Etiquette. He has taught in various universities overseas as a Visiting Faculty member, namely, China University of Political Science and Law, and Nanjing University. Dr. Sahni is also a certified Edward de Bono Six Thinking Hats Trainer. He has trained over 32 000 school principals and teachers, senior government officials, and industry professionals in over 50 countries on topics such as competency mapping, business communication, decision making at workplace, stress management, emotional intelligence, and best teaching practices.

He has several awards to his credit, and has recently been nominated as a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Criminology. In 2015, he was conferred the Director Generalship of International Forum on Crimes and Criminal Law in the Global Era in Beijing and awarded the Medal of Honour by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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 from the Punjab University, Chandigarh (India).


Journal Publications


  • Sahni, S. P. & Junnarkar, M. (2020) The Death Penalty: Perspectives from India & Beyond. Springer Nature, Singapore. (ISBN 978-981-15-3128-6)
  • Sahni, S. P. & Jain, G. (2020). Conflict: The Police and The People. Lexis Nexis, New Delhi, India. ISBN 978-93-8854-881-6
  • Sahni, S. P. & Bhadra P. (2020). Crime and Criminal Law: Perspectives on Global Migration. Har Anand Publications, India. ISBN 978-93-88409-47-6
  • Sahni, S. P. & Bhadra P. (2020). Refuge Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice. Har Anand Publications, India. ISBN 978-93-88409-51-3
  • Sahni, S.P. & Gupta I. (2019). Piracy in the Digital Era, Singapore: Springer Nature. ISBN 978-981-13-7172-1 (Scopus Indexed)
  • Sahni, S.P. & Jain, G. (Eds) (2018). Internet Infidelity: An Interdisciplinary Insight in a Global Context. Springer Nature, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-10-5412-9 (Scopus Indexed)
  • Kirchhoff, G, Palit, M & Sahni, S.P. (2017) Global Victimology New Voices: Theory- Facts-Legislation Lexis Nexis India, ISBN:9789350359518
  • Sahni, S.P., Dhanda, A & Palit, M (2016) Victim Assistance in India: Suggesting Legislative Reform. ANE Books Pvt. Ltd., ISBN:9789385462436

Book chapters

  • Sahni S. P. & Nair V. V. (2020). The Need for Financial Criminology in India Over Changing Global Financial Scenario. In Shekhar B. & Sahni S. P. (Eds.) A Global Perspective In Victimology & Criminology: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow. Bloomsbury Publications. (In Press).
  • Sahni, S. P. (2019). Measures in the Background of Piracy in Entertainment and Software Industry in India. Cybercrime, Organized Crime, and Societal Responses (pp. 233-247). Springer International Publishing
  • Jain, G., & Sahni, S. P. (2017). Understanding Attribution Bias and Reasons Behind Internet Infidelity in India. In Cybercrime, Organized Crime, and Societal Responses (pp. 47-65). Springer International Publishing.
  • Sahni, S. P., Jain, G., & Gupta, I. (2017). Measures in the background of piracy in entertainment and software industry in India. In Cybercrime, Organized Crime, and Societal Responses (pp. 233-247). Springer, Cham.

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