Criminal Law 1 (2017/2018)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Paolo Patrono
Paolo Patrono
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
1° periodo di lezioni dal Oct 2, 2017 al Dec 15, 2017.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The subject includes principles and rules common to all offences or to some categories of them, provided for by the Constitution, by the criminal code and by special legislation.
The course provides students with an “open” and critical vision of the penal system but, at the same time, particularly careful on the textual element that is most important in this particular sector of the legal order that envisages sanctions affecting, directly or indirectly, the personal liberty of the individual.


PART I: - Criminal law: definition and pertitions – Constitution and penal system – The sources of criminal law – Criminal law in time and space – Immunities – Crime in general – The legal object – The active subject – The passive subject.
PART II: - The analysis of crime – The typical fact – Unlawfulness – Culpability – The circumstances of crime – Consummation and attempt – Concurrence of crimes – Participation in crime – Punishment – Security measures – The civil consequences of crime.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
MANTOVANI Diritto penale. Parte generale Cedam, Padova 2017
MARINUCCI - DOLCINI Manuale di diritto penale. Parte generale Giuffrè - Milano 2017
Diritto penale 1 Si richiede la conoscenza delle modifiche legislative, indipendentemente dall'aggiornamento dei testi  

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral interview.
To the purpose of the exam, written papers on topics indicated or approved by the module leader will be taken into consideration. Papers can be submitted only by students who have regularly attended the course.

Teaching aids