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
I PART 3 Credits
Prof Maria Teresa Sturla
Program includes the following parts of the Italian Code of Criminal Procedure: I (Subjects) – II (Pleadings) - IV (precautionary measures).
Prof. Stefano Maffei
Program includes the following parts of the Italian Code of Criminal Procedure: III (Evidence – only in relation to subsection III), V (investigations and preliminary hearing), XI (international cooperation).
Prof. Alfredo Avanzini
Program includes the following parts of the Italian Code of Criminal Procedure: III (Evidence –only in relation to subsections I and II), VI (special proceedings), VII (trial), VIII (trial before a single-judge court), IX (appeals), X (execution).
Program also includes the criminal proceedings before the Justice of the Peace (Decree N. 274 of the year 2000).
O. DOMINIONI e altri, Procedura penale, Turin, Giappichelli, 2010.
G. UBERTIS, Sistema di procedura penale, I, Turin, UTET, 2007, Chapter II, chapters from V to X.
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 (see Italian version).