The present research work may the first attempt to study the life style of women criminals done on the prison population particularly on the female criminals of India. It highlights the relationship between social and cultural factors and the criminal behaviour associated with criminality. It tries to analyse the nature and pattern of women's crime and to identify the various causes in social and environmental surroundings and various situations to which criminal behaviour responds. The study examines the attitude of women criminals towards the prison system, prison staff and prison culture. It also probes into the area of family environment, correctional institutional environment, life style, temperament of the criminals, guilt feelings, moral values and causes of crime. The book will be of immense help to the researchers, social workers, sociologists and prison administrators for understanding the complex and multi-dimensional aspects of women criminality and for probing further into the problem.