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Capital punishment is the most severe form of corporal punishment as it is requires law enforcement officers to kill the offender Also capital punishment is one of the most controversial topics in the world Some campaigns to eliminate capital punishment have now been accepted and more and more nations in the world are starting to abolish that cruel punishment I am strongly against the death penalty because it violates religious beliefs may wrongly convict the accused it costs a lot of money and most of all it doesnt deter crimes The first reason why I do not support having the death penalty is that it violates religious beliefs Many religions such as Christianity follow the rules that God sent us the Ten Commandments One of the most important of those states Thou shall not kill If you executed an individual that clearly violates this commandment Murdering any person no matter what the individual has been convicted of is against Gods rule Buddhism and Hinduism also have the rule that strongly forbids taking peoples lives away Therefore anyone who aids in executing people will be punished by a higher power I believe that religious beliefs are the corner stone of one nations constitution Executing someone shouldnt be made an exception to the religious beliefs Another reason against the death penalty is that capital punishment costs too much money According to a study by the New York state Defenders Association it costs up to three times the amount to keep a prisoner on death row that it would to keep them in prison for the rest of their lives The expense comes from the long drawn out appeals process that we are giving our criminals The average death penalty is appealed three times This means tax payers have to pay for the same trial to be heard three times The trials are very expensive Also the average convicted murderer spends twelve years on death row If supporters
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