PENAL PROCEDURE LAW (I FORM)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course offers to students a comprehensive analysis of Italian criminal procedure, including foundational principles, rules of evidence, investigation, judgments and appeals.
In order to sit the subject of Criminal procedure students must have passed Foundations of Private Law, Foundations of Roman Law and Criminal law.
Course contents summary
The course offers a comprehensive analysis of Italian criminal procedure in the light of constitutional principles and international treaties. Special attention will be paid to statutory reforms and rulings of the Italian Constitutional Court that had an impact on the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Prof. Alfredo Avanzini
Program includes the following parts of the Italian Code of Criminal Procedure: VI (special proceedings), VII (trial, only in relation to subsections II 3-4, III), VIII (trial before a single-judge court), IX (appeals).
O. DOMINIONI e altri, Procedura penale, Turin, Giappichelli, 2010, (chapters XVI-XVII-XXVII are excluded). Students should also purchase the Italian Code of Criminal Procedure, with the latest statutory amendments.
Lecture-based course, including updates on statutory reforms and rulings of the Italian Constitutional Courts on matters of criminal procedure.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination. Students who attend classes on a regular basis will be allowed to sit a portion of the exam within the month of May in relation to parts I-II-III-IV-V-VII of the Italian Code of Criminal Procedure.
Special programs refer to students from prior years and enrolled in former editions of this course. For all courses the textbook is O. DOMINIONI e altri, Procedura penale, Torino, Giappichelli, II edizione, 2012, only the chapters about the parts of program of each course.
Course quadriennale: all parts of criminal procedure code and judge of peace trial.
Course specialistica: criminal procedure code parts VI-VIII-IX-X-XI, and chapter XVI of the textbook.
Course triennale: criminal procedure code parts I-II-III-IV-V-VII.