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Sociological Analysis of Lower Class Women’s Crime and Imprisonment Impact on Women (A Case Study of Adiala Jail)

Amber Ferdoos & Nadia Hafeez

Abstract
Purpose of the present study was to look into various causes of lower class
women‟s crime and the impact of imprisonment on women. Quantitative
research method was applied to conduct the present study while interview
schedule was used as a tool for data collection. A sample comprising 30
respondents was drawn from Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi through purposive
sampling technique. Results of the present study demonstrate that there is a
direct link between criminality and illiteracy as well as poverty. Factors such
as social structure and society are interconnected with crimes. Our findings
are also supported by Merton‟s theory of strain. Since women from lower
class end up in Jails due to poverty and illiteracy. Such women are adversely
affected by tense atmosphere, immoral behaviors of Jail staff, feeling of
loneliness, helplessness, inner aggression and loss of relations.

Keywords: Poverty, Economic Inequality, Imprisonment, Women‟s crime,
Delinquency