International Journal of Environment, Ecology,Family and Urban Studies (IJEEFUS)ISSN 2250-0065Vol.2, Issue 2 June 2012 14-23 TJPRC Pvt. Ltd.,SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CAUSES OF CRIME AMONG THE FEMALE(A CASE STUDY IN DISTRICT AND CENTRAL JAIL FAISALABAD, PAKISTAN)MUHAMMAD FAROOQ1 , ASMA ISLAM2 & FURDOUS GHULZAR31Assistant Professor of Sociology, GC University Faisalabad, Pakistan.M.Phil Student scholar, Department of Sociology, GC University Faisalabad, Pakistan.3Assistant professor of Sociology, Government College for women Madina Town, Faisalabad, Pakistan.2ABSTRACTThis study was designed to investigate the social and economic causes of crime among thosefemales who were under lock in the District and central jail Faisalabad. The present study explores thatpoverty, unemployment in spouse, spousal conflicts, interference of law; illiteracy, honor killing, brokenhomes, old enmity and financial problems which are the major causes of committing the crime amongfemales. This study was conducted in the District and central jail Faisalabad, Pakistan during the period2009-10. The whole population of the female prisoners in District and central jail Faisalabad was onehundred and fifty that had been taken as a sample. Simple percentage was applied to measure the centraltendency of the respondents responses about the causes and the types of the crime. Moreover, Chisquare test was used to examine the association between certain explanatory and dependent variables.