The course aims at providing the students with the following competencies: - the knowledge of fundamental theories on legitimacy and limits of Criminal Law; - critical thinking skills about some of the basic elements of Criminal Law; - performing competent legal analysis of some paradigmatic offences against property (9CFU students only)
Expected learning outcomes
- By the end of the course, students who will successfully attend the course will thus have an in-depth knowledge of criminal matters. - The course will enable students to develop legal reasoning skills in order to address difficult and controversial legal issues.
Lesson period: Second semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
The course consists of two sections depending on the option for 9CFU or 6CFU. The first section (aimed at all students) focuses on structures and functions of the current Criminal Justice System, in sight of the basic principles of criminal law and the purposes of a constitutionally oriented criminal policy. The second section (aimed at 9CFU students only) extends to the legal analysis of crimes against property.
Prerequisites for admission
Having passed the exam of Criminal Law is a precondition for the course (and for taking the final exam).
The course is taught through lectures. The special section on offences against the property will be taught through seminars. The examination shall consist of an oral examination. Attending students will be given the opportunity to access the partial examination in advance (usually mid-may). The partial examination shall consist of a written test (3 hours) with three open-ended questions of Criminal Law and one question (9 CFU students only) about offences against property. The partial examination's results will serve as a starting grade for the oral examination. The final grade will be determined irrespective of the arithmetic mean.
A. for students who will not attend the course General Section: G. Marinucci, E. Dolcini, 'Corso di diritto penale' (pp. 5-613 only)
A1. In addition, for all students opting for 9 CFU) Special Section: F.Mantovani, 'Diritto penale. II. Parte speciale. I delitti contro il patrimonio', ultima edizione
B. for students who will be attending the course General Section: - C. Perini, F. Consulich (a cura di), 'Oggettivismo e soggettivismo nel diritto penale italiano'; - C. Roxin, 'Politica criminale e sistema del diritto penale. Saggi di teoria del reato' (pp. 37-79 and pp. 109-173 only);
Special Section (for students opting for 9 CFU only): F. Mantovani, 'Diritto penale. II. Parte speciale.Delitti contro il patrimonio' (indications about the pages will be given during the course)
Assessment methods and Criteria
The course aim at providing the students with the following competencies: - the knowledge of fundamental theories on legitimacy and limits of Criminal Law; - critical thinking skills about some of the basic elements of Criminal Law; - performing competent legal analysis with regard to some paradigmatic offences against property (9CFU students only);