COMPLEMENTARY COURSE: The rule of law, the role of punishment (workshop at the Bollate prison)

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
IUS/17 IUS/20
Learning objectives
The teaching module consists of a series of seminar lectures and meetings open to students and inmates, having as their theme the law, the prison sentence, the experience of imprisonment and life in detention facilities. The meetings will take place at the Bollate Penitentiary and at the University of Milan.
In particular, through this teaching we aim to allow students to get to know the prison reality from within, to create opportunities for exchange and discussion between teachers, students and prisoners and to deepen in an interactive and participatory way some classic themes of prison and deviance.
Expected learning outcomes
Through this teaching module, students will develop a different knowledge of the penitentiary reality and the ability to face group discussions on the proposed themes.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
In the 2020/2021 academic year the module will not be held.
Course syllabus
Restorative justice; Active listening and empathy; Non-violent communication and mediation; Prisoners, prison administration and justice system: the role of the prison ombudsman; Conflict and crimes against humanity: what is the role of international criminal law?
Prerequisites for admission
This module is reserved to students from the second year of Corso di laurea magistrale in Giurisprudenza a ciclo unico.
Teaching methods
Interactive seminars and exercises on the program topics.
Teaching Resources
Preparatory readings available for students and inmates before every meeting.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final positive evaluation and the attribution of credits is given in case of active participation in at least 5 out of 7 meetings.
IUS/17 - CRIMINAL LAW - University credits: 0
IUS/20 - PHILOSOPHY OF LAW - University credits: 0
Lessons: 20 hours