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  1. Imagine that you have just been released from prison after a five-year term. What are the first things you will do? What problems do you expect to face? Be sure to support your answer.
  2. Do you think neighborhood notification laws for released sex offenders increase public safety? Or do these laws merely make it harder for sex offenders to succeed? Why? Be sure to support your answer.
  3. How do the differences between adults and juveniles affect policies in juvenile justice? How are adults and juveniles similar under the law? Be sure to support your answer.
  4. In what ways do juvenile institutions differ from adult institutions? How does this affect institutional management? What does this difference mean for juveniles who are housed in adult facilities? Be sure to support your answer.