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Effects of Criminal Women’s Sentence on their Children’s Socialization: An Exploratory Study of Punjab – Pakistan

Dr. Muhammad Shabbir Ch, Ambreen Rubab, Uzma Niaz & Shazia Nasim

Abstract
This paper inspects the effects of the sentenced criminal women upon the
socialization of their children, in Pakistani context. The objectives of the study are
to find out the socio-psychological and cultural effects of the jail environment on
the children and behaviorof sentenced women towards their children as well as
analyze the facilities provided by the jail authorities for the socialization of the
women. Quantitative variables and qualitative thematic variables caused by the
opinions through open-ended questionnaire were collected and analyze by
applying statistical measures, e.g. Social Sciences Package for Social Sciences
(SPSS), to reflect out the results. It was found that the sentence of women shatters
the socialization process of their children which commonly leads them to
criminality. The government should review the ongoing sentence policies for an
improvement and betterment. For this purpose, the idea of socialization centers
would be a healthy initiative.

Keywords:Sentenced women, thematic categories, socialization, precision