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Gender matters is a lesson that is being learned increasingly by academics, advocates, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of corrections. This book seeks to advance knowledge and awareness on this topic and to broaden the acknowledgement of the importance of developing consciously designed plans, programs, and policies for women offenders by soliciting and compiling articles that address the critically important issues that still challenge those who work with women and girls in the American criminal justice system.