METHODOLOGY, PROPORTIONALITY, EQUALITY: WHICH MORAL QUESTION DOES THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT POSE?

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    • Abstract:
      The article examines which of three moral inquiries arising from the provisions of the Eight Amendment of the U.S. best fits the constitutional framework. The Eight Amendment raises questions of what constitute an immoral or excessive punishment, how to determine if the method of punishment is immoral and how to determine if the manner by which a punishment is administered is immoral. The author argues that it is best to interpret the Eight Amendment using the third inquiry as the basis of determining if constitutional rights are breached.
    • Author Affiliations:
      1Professor of Law, University of San Diego
    • Full Text Word Count:
      4008
    • ISSN:
      0193-4872
    • Accession Number:
      30072011
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CLAUS, L. Methodology, Proportionality, Equality: Which Moral Question Does the Eighth Amendment Pose? Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, [s. l.], v. 31, n. 1, p. 35–45, 2008. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bth&AN=30072011&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 25 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Claus L. Methodology, Proportionality, Equality: Which Moral Question Does the Eighth Amendment Pose? Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. 2008;31(1):35-45. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bth&AN=30072011&custid=s6224580. Accessed January 25, 2020.
    • APA:
      Claus, L. (2008). Methodology, Proportionality, Equality: Which Moral Question Does the Eighth Amendment Pose? Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, 31(1), 35–45. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bth&AN=30072011&custid=s6224580
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Claus, Laurence. 2008. “Methodology, Proportionality, Equality: Which Moral Question Does the Eighth Amendment Pose?” Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 31 (1): 35–45. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bth&AN=30072011&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Claus, L. (2008) ‘Methodology, Proportionality, Equality: Which Moral Question Does the Eighth Amendment Pose?’, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, 31(1), pp. 35–45. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bth&AN=30072011&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 25 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Claus, L 2008, ‘Methodology, Proportionality, Equality: Which Moral Question Does the Eighth Amendment Pose?’, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 35–45, viewed 25 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Claus, Laurence. “Methodology, Proportionality, Equality: Which Moral Question Does the Eighth Amendment Pose?” Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, vol. 31, no. 1, Winter 2008, pp. 35–45. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bth&AN=30072011&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Claus, Laurence. “Methodology, Proportionality, Equality: Which Moral Question Does the Eighth Amendment Pose?” Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 31, no. 1 (Winter 2008): 35–45. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bth&AN=30072011&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Claus L. Methodology, Proportionality, Equality: Which Moral Question Does the Eighth Amendment Pose? Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy [Internet]. 2008 Winter [cited 2020 Jan 25];31(1):35–45. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bth&AN=30072011&custid=s6224580