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Pathways of Women Prisoners to Jail in Pakistan

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Author(s): Adeela Khalid | Nashi Khan

Journal: Health Promotion Perspectives
ISSN 2228-6497

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 31;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Pathways | Women offenders | Prison | Pakistan

ABSTRACT
Background: The present study aimed to examine pathways to imprison¬ment for women in Pakis¬tan. It was hypothesized that early life victimiza¬tion in women, problematic family relationship and economical depriva¬tion would be significantly associated with criminal activities of women prisoners.Method: To identify the pathways to prison, structured interview was de¬vised by the researchers. Sample comprised of 114 women prisoners en¬listed from KotLakhpat jail, Lahore, Pakistan. Re¬sults: Poverty, revenge, anger and lack of empowerment were signifi-cantly associated with crimi¬nal activities of women offender. Conclusion: The umbrella of rehabilitation should also cover social and legal matters of women of¬fenders along with tackling their psychological issues.
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