Ongoing Projects

Internet Infidelity in the Indian Context

This study provided a coherent and organized view on the reasons behind the act of cheating on primary relationship and investigates distinct rationalization, justification, attribution process behind involvement in Internet Infidelity that will inform both clinicians and researchers in the field. It examined current law of adultery and questions whether law should be expanded to include online infidelity and offered a proposal for legislators & decision makers in Indian context. Finally, the study offered recommendations and directions for the future research on online infidelity, divorce and separation studies in India.

Garima Jain

Conflict Management & Conflict Resolution

This study was funded by the Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, and talks about strategies at grass root level (police station) and investigates the following parameters (a) to understand and analyze causes of conflict between the public and the police, (b) recognize ways in which conflict situations are handled at the police station, (c) determine gaps between existing methods versus an ideal way of police resolution of conflict situations (d) develop recommendations for working together as a system. (1)

Garima Jain


The moral and ethical justifiability of euthanasia has been a highly contentious issue for the past few decades. The debate as to whether right to life includes the right to die a dignified death has infiltrated the boundaries of India as well. Growing public sensibility to a ‘right to die’ for terminally ill patients has been one of the main constituents of these debates. Within this context, a study on understanding public opinion is India is conducted by Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences. A self-administered survey is formulated.The survey is administered on n= 7314 respondents from almost 15 states in India. The aim of the research is to assess the public attitude in India towards euthanasia, the specific reasons and circumstances for which euthanasia is favored or opposed. (1)

Garima Jain

Death Penalty

Owing to the rarest of the rare doctrine for capital punishment in Indian legislation, it seems prerogative to take into consideration the views and opinions of the people pertaining to capital punishment and its practice in any form. The research project is first of its kind where we collected 25210 responses from general population from almost all states and union territories of India. An anonymous self-administered survey was formulated comprising of 15 items and disseminated via online and offline method.The purpose of this study to assess public attitude towards capital punishment, the type of crime and circumstances for which death penalty is favored, the level of support among various sub-population and understanding the reasons, socio-psychological and attitudinal correlates of death penalty in India.

Garima Jain

Digital Piracy in BRICS and Developed Economies: A Comparative Study of Psychological, Sociological and Cultural Factors

This research project attempted to study the behavioral, cultural and social aspects that factor into digital piracy. As evidenced from the title; psychologists, sociologists and political scientists have studied the rationale and motivations behind digital piracy, mostly in developed economies. Studies show that the act of piracy can be attributed to the way certain cultures view intellectual property (collectivist vs. individualist) and other cultural variables like power distance or masculinity. However, there exists a dearth of such research in developing countries. This project would attempt to look beyond the existing legal structure and at lesser-acknowledged psychological, sociological and cultural factors.

Garima Jain