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Too much stress in your relationship? Chances are you'll cheat online

27 May 2017
Economic Times

NEW DELHI: People engage in online infidelity due to psychological distress in primary relationships, a study revealed. 

An empirical study on 'Internet Infidelity: Victims of Digital Age' revealed that the people indulged in online infidelity due to peer influence, social isolation or psychological distress in primary relationships. 

The study was presented by Garima Jain, an Assistant Director with the Centre for Victimology and Psychological Studies of Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), at the 26th session of Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) held in Vienna recently. 

The CCPCJ conducted thematic debates examining crime prevention strategies and public participation, social policies and education in support of the rule of law. 

It included health and justice, migrant smuggling, fostering peaceful and inclusive societies, cybercrime, the sustainable development goals, urban crime prevention, prisons, container control and femicide. 

Over 1,000 participants from 32 countries representing member states, civil society, academia and international organizations participated in the 26th session of the CCPCJ which functions as a governing body of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). 

Principal Director of JIBS Sanjeev P Sahni highlighted the complexities surrounding the act of digital piracy and the underscored need for extensive research and training to understand the nuances of digital piracy. 

Associate Professor at Jindal Global Law School Indranath Gupta suggested creating general awareness amongst citizens alongside strong enforcement as the ways to deal with the problem of digital piracy. 

The CCPCJ was established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) resolution 1992/1. The Commission acts as the principal policy-making body of the United Nations in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. 

JGU was the only university participant at the international convention.