One page response per essay question. One source per page at minimum.

1. Do you think that there are cases in which the death penalty is justified? Why/Why not? If your answer is ‘Yes,’ explain which kinds of cases, and why those and not others.

2. Do you think that mental illness should be considered a mitigating factor in determining punishment? Explain why/why not, focusing on the specific types of mental illness you
think are relevant, and how you think they ought to be factored into sentencing.