EUROPEAN AND COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course goal is to provide the students with the means to improve
their knowledge and to research in the field of European Criminal Law
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 be analyzed.
There is no formal textbook for this course. Students should use notes
taken 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
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.