COMPLEMENTARY COURSE: "Trends in criminal procedure"

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Experiencing the criminal law in action, having the opportunity to visit the criminal court and a prison.
Meeting magistrates, lawyers and prison operators.
Expected learning outcomes
Ability to understand the difference between law in the book and law in action; gain greater awareness of the reality of criminal justice and the underlying problems.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The course is divided into two parts. The first part is dedicated to the profile of the application of criminal rules in the process. After a first introductory lesson, in the presence of magistrates and lawyers, two groups of students will be accompanied to the Palazzo di Giustizia in Milan, where they will have the opportunity to attend a hearing. At the outcome of these visits, a meeting will be held during which will be discussed issues related to criminal law.
The second part of the course is dedicated, however, to the profiles of the execution of the prison sentence. Students, divided into groups, will be accompanied to visit a penitentiary institution. At the outcome of the visits, a final lesson will be held, in the presence of experts of the criminal execution characterized by different professional skills, during which the students will have the opportunity to reflect on the experience.
Prerequisites for admission
The course is reserved for students who, in the current academic year, have attended during the first semester of the criminal law course. 60 students will be admitted for each of the three Criminal law courses (A-D, E-N, O-Z). The methods of access to the course and the selection of the applications will be communicated by the teachers.
Teaching methods
The course aims at giving the students the opportunity to live the reality of the criminal justice system, by attending a hearing at the criminal court of Milan, and by entering prison for a visit.
Teaching Resources
Teaching materials can be indicated in classes.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Active participation in the course will be verified during lessons and field trips (prison and courts)
IUS/17 - CRIMINAL LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Gatta Gian Luigi