COMPLEMENTARY COURSE: Punitive justice and restorative justice

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
This module has the purpose to present the main philosophical and legal issues - along with the fundamental interpretive tools and notions - concerning the study of vindicatory legal orders and the mechanisms of restorative justice.
The module also aims to provide students with the skill to apply those notions to the analysis of selected case-law and judicial decisions.
Concerning the bibliography, this module aims to make students able to critically engage the study of examined authors.
Lastly, the module has the purpose to generally improve students' learning skills.
Expected learning outcomes
Al termine del corso, lo studente avrà appreso alcuni concetti fondamentali per orientarsi nella comprensione della struttura e del funzionamento dei sistemi giuridici di tipo vendicatorio e dei meccanismi della giustizia riparativa.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Lessons will be given on classroom and on platform Teams.
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Course syllabus
Criminal phenomenon, primitive and savage form of justice, moral obligation, mechanism of conflict composition, legal order. Throughout history - and from a variety of points of view - revenge has been diversely interpreted and defined. This module offers to law and philosophy students the opportunity to acquire familiarity with the main conceptual tools for an interdisciplinary study of vindicatory legal orders. Also, the module includes a comparative analysis scrutinizing commonalities and fundamental distinctions of institutions and instruments typical of vindicatory justice and the core structure of restorative justice.

Analytical program

Vindicatory justice. Vindicatory vs. vindictive. Composition. Blood-revenge. Restorative justice and its field of application. Restorative vs. vindicatory.
Prerequisites for admission
Having attended or being attending Philosophy of Law.
Teaching methods
Classroom-taught lessons and lesson on Teams.
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Teaching Resources
Paolo Di Lucia e Letizia Mancini (eds.), La giustizia vendicatoria, Pisa, ETS, 2015.
Paolo Di Lucia e Riccardo Mazzola (eds.), Vindicta. Studi e testi sulla giustizia vendicatoria. Milano, Led, 2019.
Grazia Mannozzi e Giovanni Lodigiani, La giustizia riparativa: Formanti, parole e metodi, Torino: Giappichelli, 2017.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral exams and/or presentations.
IUS/20 - PHILOSOPHY OF LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours