The class based society in Pakistan has male-dominated expression in virtually every aspect and institution. In such a scenario of ‘subjugation’, females are involved in crimes ranging from kidnapping to murder. This exploratory study was conducted in Women’s prisons of Sindh province of Pakistan. Total inmates were 107, but 7 refused to participate. Remaining 100 inmates were included in study. Findings show inmates were involved in six types of crimes i.e. Drug Trafficking (26), Murder of Husband (25), Kidnapping (23), Murder (18),
Robbery/Theft (5), Child Trafficking (2) & Extra-marital relationships (1). Thirty inmates had male co-accused; almost half of them were male family members. More than half (54) were arrested at home, 87 were arrested by male police. Only 23 were produced before court within 24 hours of arrest. As told by them, 27 were forced by police to sign confession.
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Copyright (c) 2011 Gul Muhammad Baloch, Ghulam Muhammad, Prof. Dr. Najma Noor