Advanced criminal procedure

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The content of the teaching is focused on an area of the criminal procedural law which has particular significance and is under constant evolution. The objective is to learn different methods of interpretation and of application of the criminal procedural rules in regulatory frameworks that involves more than one legal system with an approach careful to the relations between substantial and procedural law.
Expected learning outcomes
Through the course will be acquired an in depth knowledge of the criminal procedural law in the legal system under exam. The perspective is to develop both an autonomous judgment, in the reconstruction of the scheme provided by the rules of the legal system under exam, and the communication's abilities on the juridical reasoning, also in order to resolve concrete issues. Over the teaching the student could acquire or sharpen his/her capability to work out persuasive answers to technical or practical procedural queries.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Didactic methods
The lessons will take place on Microsoft Teams in synchronous mode, at the established times, and will be recorded and available on the same platform. Information on how to access Microsoft Teams lessons and other instructional instructions will be uploaded to the course's ARIEL website, which is recommended to be consulted regularly.
If the health situation allows it, in compliance with current regulations, lessons can also be held in the classroom (mixed mode); in this case, students will be promptly informed and notified via the ARIEL website of the course.
In any case, the lessons will be recorded and left available to students for the duration of the semester.

Program and reference material
The course syllabus and reference material are unchanged.

Learning assessment procedures and assessment criteria
The procedures for verifying learning and the assessment criteria will not be subject to changes.
The exam will take place orally on the Microsoft Teams platform.
If the health situation allows it, compatibly with the availability of the classrooms and compliance with the necessary safety conditions, the exam will take place in the classroom.
In any case, the possibility of carrying out the exam remotely will be ensured for students who are unable to move from their place of residence and / or domicile.

More precise information and updates will be available on the Ariel website of the course, which is therefore good to consult regularly.
Course syllabus
Bearing in mind the increase of transnational crimes, the course will examine the regulation concerning jurisdictional relations with foreign authorities, contained in Book XI of the Criminal Procedure Code, recently reformed by the legislator (v. D.lgs. 3 ottobre 2017, n. 149).
In particular, the course will analyze: extradition's regulation (active and passive) and the related proceeding; the international letters rogatory and the use of the deeds drawn up; the recognition and the effects of foreign criminal judgments; the execution abroad of Italian criminal judicial decisions; the transfer of criminal proceedings.
Furthermore, the following issues for judicial collaboration in the European context will be analyzed: the European arrest warrant; the joint investigation teams; the freezing and confiscation court orders; the European Protection Order; the European criminal investigation order; the organisms of coordination between foreign jurisdictional authorities; the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO).
Prerequisites for admission
In according to the didactic regulation of the degree course, Institutions of private law and Constitutional law are preparatory.
The Criminal law exam is a prerequisite for the examination of Criminal procedure.
Teaching methods
The teaching activity will be dedicated to the analysis of the regulatory discipline and will be integrated by the study and discussion of practical cases.
During the lessons slides will be used, which will be made available to students through the Ariel page,
All information can be found on the Ariel website regarding: lesson times, the most relevant legislative texts and judgments of jurisprudence. In Ariel website can be found additional information regarding criteria for the assignment of the thesis.
Teaching Resources
1) M. R. MARCHETTI, Rapporti giurisdizionali con autorità straniere, in M. Bargis (ed.), Compendio di procedura penale, IX edizione, Padova, Cedam, 2018, from p. 1067 to p. 1178;
2) F. RUGGIERI (ed.), Processo penale e regole europee: atti, diritti, soggetti e decisioni, Giappichelli, 2017, from p. 1 to p. 129.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of an oral test. The evaluation is expressed with a mark in thirtieths, with possible full marks. The criteria for the evaluation take into account the correctness of the contents, the understanding of the systematic links, the clarity in the exposure and the skills to analyze and critical judgement.
IUS/16 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Educational website(s)
telematic connection by appointment via email
telematic connection (for sanitary emergency)
on Thursday, by appointment only (elena,
Department of Law "Cesare Beccaria" - via Festa del Perdono, n.3