Criminal law 2 (2017/2018)

Course code
4S01102
Name of lecturers
Lorenzo Picotti, Roberto Flor
Coordinator
Lorenzo Picotti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
IUS/17 - CRIMINAL LAW
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2018, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/marzo 2018

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to develop at a more specialized level, the contents learned through the course “Criminal Law I”, which represents the prerequisite for the following acquisitions
A) two important general topics for the penal law system, which are today very relevant
a. relations between national criminal law and European law in the perspective of their significant development specially after the entry in to force of the Lisbon-Treaty on 1st November 2009
b. the new system on the liability of moral persons for the offences committed by their administrators and subordinate as provided through the legislative decree 231/2001, which acquires increasing importance relating a more and more large number of criminal offences
B) three specific sectors of the “special part” of the criminal code, which are relevant for acquire the ability to solve concrete questions and cases in sectors that have been also object of recent legislative reforms (specially for the fight to the corruption, homicide and injury caused by infringing of traffic law, liability for medical treatment, theft in a private domicile, etc.), concerning both
the public sphere:
a. offences against the public administration
and the private sphere
b. offences against the individual persons
c. offences against the property
As result of the course the students should be able to set correctly the relationship between national criminal law and European sources and jurisprudence, to refer the regulation of corporate liability to their of the physical persons for the offences committed in economic activities, to solve case in the mentioned sectors of the special part of the criminal code recognizing their constitutive elements and circumstances, the related criteria for the attribution of the penal responsibility, the eventual concurrence of more offences, the legal protected interests.

Syllabus

A) The general part will concern:
1. the relationships between the Italian Criminal law and the European Law, especially after the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon on 1st November 2009;
2. the new corporate liability system introduced into the Italian legal system with the legislative decree n. 231/2001 (articles 1-33).
B) The special part will concern:
1. offences against Public Administration: definition of public agents (articles 357-360 c.c.), offences committed by public officers (articles 314-335-bis c.c.), the following offences committed by private individuals against the public administration (articles 336, 337, 340, 341-bis, 346, 346-bis, 348, 353 to 356, 393-bis c.c.), including the recent reform about the corruption introduced by L. 190/2012 and by Law 69/2015;
2. offences against the individual persons: offences against life and personal integrity (articles 575 to 593 c.c., including the new offences of homicide and injury caused by infringing of traffic law and the liability for medical treatment), offences against the honour (articles 595 to 599 c.c.), offences against personal freedom in sexual activities (articles 609-bis to 609-undicies c.c.), offences against moral freedom and in particular stalking (articles 610, 612 and 612-bis c.c.; excepted the computer crimes and childpornografy subject of the advanced course: “New Information Technologies Criminal Law”).
3. offences against the property: through violence (articles 624 to 630; artt. 635, 638 c.c.) and through fraud (articles 640, 640-bis, 641, 642, 643, 644, 644-bis, 644-ter, 646, 648, 648-bis, 648-ter, 648-ter.1, 648-quater, 649 c.c.; excepted the computer crimes subject of the advanced course: “New Information Technologies Criminal Law”).
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Teaching methods
Teaching methods are different with regard to students who will attend the course, taking in account the repeated legislative interventions and different interpretation in case law, also at supra-national level. For students who will attend the course the methods will consist in frontal lectures about the basis and fundamental categories of the concerned matters of Criminal Law and specific issue, supported through slides, which are at disposal for the students through on line e-learning together with specific contributions and articles or recent judgments.
Also workshops with regard on the recent reform and/or important and different interpretation in case law could be organized with restricted number of interested students.
During the academic year students may contact professors and use their students timetable (date of receipt). See the website of the Department of Law.
With regards to students who will not attend the course, the methods consist in the support of professors for an up to date study, available also through online information. After online registrations students may access to e-learning materials.

Recommended books

The regular consultation of the sources is warmly recommended: European Legislation and Case Law of the European Court of Justice are available on the website of European Union: europa.eu and curia.eu; a recent edition of Criminal Code which should include in the Annex also the legislative Decree 231/2001 whit their new reforms.
For the 5 Parts of the course are to study the corresponding following texts:

1. * PICOTTI L., Limiti garantistici delle incriminazioni penali e nuove competenze europee alla luce del Trattato di Lisbona, in GRASSO G., PICOTTI L., SICURELLA R. (Eds.), L'evoluzione del diritto penale nei settori d'interesse europeo alla luce del Trattato di Lisbona (materials of the Congress held in Catania, 28-29 may 2010), Giuffré, Milan, 2011, p. 207-231; and:
* PICOTTI L., Le basi giuridiche per l’introduzione di norme penali comuni relative ai reati oggetto della competenza della Procura europea, in ALLEGREZZA S., GRASSO G., ILLUMINATI G., SICURELLA R. (Eds.), Le sfide dell’attuazione di una Procura Europea: definizione di regole comuni e loro impatto sugli ordinamenti interni, Giuffré, Milan, 2013, p. 66-108.

2. * DI GIOVINE O., La responsabilità degli enti per i reati commessi nel loro interesse o a loro vantaggio, in LATTANZI G. (Ed.), Reati e responsabilità degli enti, 2^ ed., Giuffrè, Milan, 2010, pag. 3 – 152; and
* PIERGALLINI C., I reati presupposto della responsabilità dell’ente e l’apparato sanzionatorio, ivi, p. 211 – 255.

3. *FIANDACA G., MUSCO E., Diritto penale. Parte speciale
Vol. I, 5^ ed., Zanichelli, Bologna, 2012: Chap. 2 - Delitti contro la pubblica amministrazione, and “Addenda” about the new law of 6.11.2012, n. 190, and the new law of 27.11.2015, n. 69.

4. * FIANDACA G., MUSCO E., Diritto penale. Parte speciale
Vol. II – tome I: I delitti contro la persona, 4^ ed., Zanichelli, Bologna, 2013.

5. * FIANDACA G., MUSCO E., Diritto penale. Parte speciale
Vol. II - tome II: I delitti contro il patrimonio, 7^ ed., Zanichelli, Bologna, 2015.


Note: For the students which have to attend the course of 8 CFU, the offences of the private individuals against the Public Administration are not included (Artt. 336, 337, 340, 341-bis, 346, 346-bis, 348, from 353 to 356, and 393-bis c.p.).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
FIANDACA G., MUSCO E. Diritto penale. Parte speciale. Vol. I (Edizione 5) Zanichelli 2012 Limitatamente al Cap. 2 - Delitti contro la pubblica amministrazione, nonché l’Addenda di aggiornamento sulla legge 6 novembre 2012, n. 190, scaricabile al sito dell’editore, oltre alle modifiche introdotte con la legge 27 maggio 2015, n. 69
FIANDACA G., MUSCO E. Diritto penale. Parte speciale Vol. II – tomo I: I delitti contro la persona (Edizione 4) Zanichelli 2013 limitatamente ai Delitti contro la vita e contro l’incolumità individuale (artt. da 575 a 593 c.p.), delitti contro l’onore (artt. da 595 a 599 c.p.), delitti contro la libertà personale e sessuale (solo gli artt. da 609-bis a 609-undicies c.p.), restando comunque esclusi i reati informatici e di pedopornografia, trattati nel corso specialistico: “Diritto penale dell’informatica”. Per i delitti contro la libertà morale: solo violenza privata, minaccia e c.d. stalking (art. 610, 612 e 612 -bis c.p.).
FIANDACA G., MUSCO E. Diritto penale. Parte speciale Vol. II - tomo II: I delitti contro il patrimonio (Edizione 7) Zanichelli 2015 Limitatamente ai Delitti contro il patrimonio: mediante violenza (artt. da 624 a 630; artt. 635, 638) e mediante frode (artt. 640, 640-bis, 641, 642, 643, 644, 644-bis, 644-ter, 646, 648, 648-bis, 648-ter, 648-ter.1, 648-quater, 649 c.p.), esclusi i reati informatici trattati nel corso specialistico: “Diritto penale dell’informatica”
ALLEGREZZA S., GRASSO G., ILLUMINATI G., SICURELLA R. Le sfide dell’attuazione di una Procura Europea: definizione di regole comuni e loro impatto sugli ordinamenti interni Giuffrè 2013 limitatamente al contributo di: PICOTTI L., Le basi giuridiche per l’introduzione di norme penali comuni relative ai reati oggetto della competenza della Procura europea, pagg. 66-108.
GRASSO G., PICOTTI L., SICURELLA R. L'evoluzione del diritto penale nei settori d'interesse europeo alla luce del Trattato di Lisbona (Atti del Convegno di Catania, 28-29 maggio 2010) Giuffrè 2011 limitatamente al contributo di PICOTTI L., Limiti garantistici delle incriminazioni penali e nuove competenze europee alla luce del Trattato di Lisbona, pag. 207-231
LATTANZI G. Reati e responsabilità degli enti (Edizione 2) Giuffrè 2010 Limitatamente ai due contributi di DI GIOVINE O., La responsabilità degli enti per i reati commessi nel loro interesse o a loro vantaggio,pagg. 3-152; e PIERGALLINI C., I reati presupposto della responsabilità dell’ente e l’apparato sanzionatorio,pagg. 211-255

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists in an oral interview of the student by the professors and their collaborators which regards the following aspects:
• Level and depth of knowledge and understanding
• Language properties
• Ability to connect systematically the understanding
• Analytical and arguing ability also in solving cases
Evaluation runs on a scale from 0 to 30, the candidate which demonstrates an excellent preparation and exposition could achieve the recognition of the laude. Successful completion of the examination starts from 18.

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018