Cybercrime legal framework

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
This course introduces students to the study of the essential lines of the criminal law, with a focus on relevant constitutional principles in the field of criminal law.
The course will cover, also through case studies, Italian laws regarding computer crimes, with particular regard to the crimes added to Italian Criminal Code by law n. 547/1993 and law n. 48/2008.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the students will be able to determine violations which can derive by a wrong use of ICT instruments as well as the penal responsabilities related to their profession.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
The course will be held mainly by online synchronous online lectures using Teams.
The exam is oral and takes place in Teams (videoconferencing), according to the indications provided by the University. The details and calendars of the oral examinations are published and constantly updated.
Course syllabus
Criminal law: principles of criminal law (legality, non-retroactivity, culpability); elements of crime; main classes of crimes (crimes of action, crimes of event, crimes of damage, crimes of danger, crimes of omission); justifications; culpability; the system of criminal punishment. Computer criminal law: computer crimes: introduction; privacy violations; computer fraud (art. 640-ter penal code); abuse of payment cards (art. 493 ter c.p.); computer damage (art. 635-bis, art. 635-ter, art. 635-quater, art. 635-quinquies p.c.); diffusion of programs aimed to damage a computer system (art. 615-quinques p.c.); unauthorized access into a computer (art. 615-ter p.c.); possession and distribution of access codes (art 615-quater p.c.).
Prerequisites for admission
No particular prerequisite required.
Teaching methods
Teaching Resources
C. Marini, Diritto penale dell'informatica. Problemi e casi, in corso di pubblicazione con Giappichelli Editore.
An updated edition of the penal code. Material available on the e-learning platform.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a written test with open-ended and closed-ended questions. The written test, lasting an hour and a half, aims to verify the preparation and understanding of the subject.
IUS/17 - CRIMINAL LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Marini Consuelo