EUROPEAN AND COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The main goal of the course is to provide students with the means to improve their
knowledge and their research skills in European and Comparative Criminal Law,
through the analysis of case law and scholarly opinions on the same topics.
To take this course, Italian students must have successfully passed the B1 Level
English Exam and to have successfully passed Istituzioni di diritto privato,
Istituzioni di diritto romano and Diritto penale 1.
Course contents summary
Topics pertaining both the general part and the special part of Criminal law will be
analyzed during the course, from a Comparative law and European Law point of
view. Among other topics, decisions from the European Court of Human Rights will
There is no formal textbook for this course. Students should use notes took in class
plus the cases and materials that will be given in class.
Lectures and seminars. The classes will be structured as to encourage the students’
active participation and an incisive analysis of case law material provided.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam in English. The questions will aim to ascertain that the student correctly
understood the materials provided in class and to verify the understanding of the
basic concepts of the subject taught. No intermediate tests are planned.