The goal of the course is to prepare students so that they will be able to understand and analyze the phenomena of the economics crime, the so called White-Collar Crimes. This will be pursued through the analysis of real cases, the study of the peculiarity of this kind of crimes, comparing our economics criminal law system with the one of other Countries which already faced enormous economics crimes. At the end of the course the student is expected to know the fundamentals of criminal law of economics; to have understood the specificity of subject; to autonomously be able to deal with and solve application problems, being able to communicate the results achieved in learning.
In order to take the exam and for a better comprehension of the topics of the course, It is required for the students to have successfully taken the Criminal Law exam I
Course contents summary
Criminal law of economics, a very topical subject, represents the sector of criminal law protecting the public and private business. In the Criminal law of economics area are included: corporate criminal law, bankruptcy criminal law, business criminal law, tax criminal law, ecc. During the lectures will be faced a selection of the most relevant crimes characterizing the different legal areas above mentioned, such as: bankruptcy, false accounting, tax evasion and so on
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In addition to the lectures there will be some training sections based on real cases taken from event of public importance that will end with the reproduction of a trial. The students will be divided in two groups, the first will represent the Public Prosecutor, and the second the defense of the accused and they will explain their reasons to a panel of experts.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam consists in an oral test based on the program of the course. During the oral examination will be asked questions about the fundamental principles of criminal law of economics, its peculiarities, and the main crimes. It will be tested if the student has learned the processes that govern the subject and if he is able to use the specific terminology of the discipline.
The materials to study and solve the case will be provided during the course.