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Status of Women Prisoners – A Sociological Study

Authors: A. Ramesh

DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/WEQCDShort DOI: ggkv8g

Country: India View / Download Full Text PDF File


Abstract: Crime is common to all countries and to all societies. Crime presents itself basically as a manifestation of the dis-functioning of a social system. The fact that social structures and value systems have been changing in most developing countries has had a pronounced effect on both, the nature and the composition of crime. Traditionally, the Indian women has been the foundation stone of the family and society in general. She creates life, nurses it, guards and strengthens it. In her task as mother, she plays a vital role in the development of the nation. In many countries, in all regions, the female prison population has increased dramatically over the last ten years. This article assembles data that identify some problems experienced by women incarcerated in prisons in India. Traditionally, the Indian women has been the foundation stone of the family and society in general. She creates life, nurses it, guards and strengthens it. In her task as mother, she plays a vital role in the development of the nation. In many countries, in all regions, the female prison population has increased dramatically over the last ten years. The present study is an attempt in this direction to understand the need and necessity of prison reforms, to identify the problem, the limitations, and its operational drawbacks, and to offer appropriate suggestions to make the prison system more effective and humanized one. The impact of inadequate health and mental health services on the lives of these women is explored, and separation problems encountered by the woman prisoner and her family are examined. Some recommendations for change are suggested.

Keywords: society, family, prison, problems, reforms, women prison


Paper Id: 331

Published On: 2015-03-03

Published In: Volume 3, Issue 2, March-April 2015

Cite This: Status of Women Prisoners – A Sociological Study - A. Ramesh - IJIRMPS Volume 3, Issue 2, March-April 2015. DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/WEQCD

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