Strategies against organized crime and paths of legality

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
IUS/10 IUS/17
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge of the main instruments to prevent organized crime, both in criminal and administrative law. The program is comprised of two components. In addition to article 416-bis criminal code and participation in that offence, the Criminal Law module examines preventive measures, in particular the anti-Mafia code ones. The Administrative Law module - besides the principles of legality, transparency and impartiality - covers the topics of anti-corruption, the so called "documentazione antimafia" and the dissolution of municipal councils due to organized crime infiltration.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will have an in-depth knowledge of the subjects of the course, having learnt a methodology of legal reasoning suitable to deal with issues regarding the organised crime counter-action, preventive measures and administrative transparency.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Teaching methods

Lectures will take place on Microsoft Teams according to the regular timetable available on the Unimi website. Lectures will be held in synchronous (live) mode.
All information to join the course channel of Microsoft Teams are available on the Arial webpage of the course.
The recorded video will remain available on Ariel platform until the end of the academic year.

Syllabus and Teaching resources

The syllabus and the teaching materials are unchanged.

Assessment methods and Criteria

Assessment methods and Criteria will undergo no variations.
The exam will consist of an oral exam and will take place on the Microsoft Teams platform. Directions to connect to the Teams channel dedicated to exam sessions will be provided on the Ariel notice board of the course in correspondence with each exam session.
Course syllabus
- Introduzione. I significati della legalità
- "L'associazione di tipo mafioso" (art. 416 bis c.p.)
- L'aggravante del "metodo" e del "fine di agevolazione" mafiosi
- La figura del "partecipe" e il c.d. concorso esterno
- Il reato di scambio elettorale politico-mafioso (art. 416 ter c.p.)
- La responsabilità da reato degli enti (d.lgs. 231/2001) e la criminalità organizzata
- Le misure di prevenzione personali
- Le misure di prevenzione patrimoniali
- Strumenti di diritto amministrativo per il contrasto alla criminalità organizzata
- La c.d. interdittiva prefettizia
- Lo scioglimento dei consigli comunali "contaminati dalla mafia"
- Altri strumenti di diritto amministrativo destinati al contrasto della criminalità organizzata e alla prevenzione della corruzione
Prerequisites for admission
For law studente the exams of Istituzioni di diritto privato and of Diritto costituzionale are preparatory.
For law students, the course is reserved for those who have already taken the exam of Diritto penale. It is also preferable to have already taken the examination of Procedura penale and the examination of Diritto amministrativo.
Teaching methods
In addition to the lectures, the course will be enriched with some monothematic seminars, with external guests (judges, lawyers, civil society personalities), organized in collaboration with CROSS - Osservatorio della criminalità organizzata, and with PhD Studies on organized crime
Teaching Resources
To take the exam, it is necessary to attend the entire cycle of online lessons (March, April, May 2020), available on the Ariel website, and download and study the related materials. On the topic of prevention measures, the following text should be prepared:
F. Basile, Manuale delle misure di prevenzione. Profili sostanziali (with the collaboration of E. Zuffada), Giappichelli editore, available in e-book version (pdf with drm)
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final exam will consist of an oral interview lasting about 30 minutes.
IUS/10 - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - University credits: 3
IUS/17 - CRIMINAL LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Basile Fabio