Volume 20 No 22 (2022)
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Stigma and Victimization of Incarcerated Women: A study of Haryana
Dr. Meenu Saini, Ms. Sushma Rani, Dr. (Mrs.) Naresh Yadav
Crime is the result of numerous complicated variables. itis the willful doing of an action that is widely regarded as illegal,dangerous, and subject to criminal censure and punishment. In this article deals withthe social profile of women prisoners in Haryana, investigate the sort of crime committed by the victims and the amount of time they spent in jails as a result of crime they committed and also examine the stigma and the victimization faced by the victims and their social acceptance in the community after their release from the prison. Primary data collected through survey, interview and observation. Ten districts selected through the convenient sampling and total sample of 250 respondents which includes 25 released women prisoners from each districts selected through purposive sampling. The analysis reveals that 59% women survival issues after release including financial, accommodation, emotional & mental issues. They are unable to find out employment and also face problem in finding the accommodation. Even they are not accepted by family and by their children after their release. Although the results suggest that the convicts should be given the opportunity to speak with their parents and other family members in order to aid in theirrecovery and to prepare them for life outside of jail by removingthe stigma associated with their precognition. The prison legislation should include a provision for compensation for inmates who are unjustly detained or injured as a result of careless or reckless behaviour on the part of prison staff
Crime, Incarcerated women, Stigma, Victimization, Haryana
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