Write an essay (750-1,000 words) explaining factors that are normally considered aggravating and mitigating circumstances.
- Step one: Select a death-row inmate from the Arizona Department of corrections website.
- Step two: Research your selected inmate and identify aggravating and mitigating circumstances that placed him/her on death row.
- Step three: Describe exactly why your case facts are mitigating and aggravating based on the explanation given in your assigned readings. Be sure to cite all of your sources. Evaluate why the factors of this case merited the sentence of death.