Criminal Law for public administration (2017/2018)

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Name of lecturer
Roberto Flor
Roberto Flor
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
1° periodo di lezioni - 2° anno (1A) dal Sep 29, 2017 al Nov 9, 2017.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course will provide the conceptual, methodological and cultural basis to understand and study the categories and the general principle of Criminal Law, developing the capacity in using correct and specific language and discourse. Students will gain, following this method and in subiecta materia, legal and technical expertise both on the general part of criminal law and the special part of criminal law levels.
In particular he course is focused on topics, questions and elements about the general and the special part of criminal law, in national, european and sovranational perspective. In particular, on the one hand, emerging and current criminal phenomena (i.e. in particular terrorism, cyber-terrorism, cyber attacks and „cyber-war“) will be investigated and, on the other side, the course will study the principles of the national and european criminal law, the criminal offences regarding the public adminstraions, the criminal offences against terrorism and cybercrime.
Tha aim is to deepen and update the understanding and the knowledge of the Italian criminal law system, in european and sovranational perspective, also through the study of important and current topics. For these reasons, the course is organised with frontal lectures and discussion areas, open to sociological and criminological perspectives. The materials will be available online (free download).


The course is divided into the following parts:
1. Serious and transantional criminal phenomena and criminal law
2. National and European Criminal Law, in sovranational perspective; general principles of the Italian Criminal Law; the europeanisation of the Criminal Law, the role of the ECG
3. Crime against the public administration (artt. 357 - 360 p.c., 314 - 335-bis p.c., 336, 337, 340, 341-bis, 346, 346-bis, 348, 353 - 356, 393-bis p.c., included Law 190/2012)
4. Fight against terrorism and national Criminal Law, in European and Sovranational Perspective
5. Cybercrime and current perspective, at national, european and sovranational levels

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
FIANDACA G., MUSCO E. Diritto penale. Parte speciale. Vol. I (Edizione 5) Zanichelli 2012 Per la parte relativa ai delitti contro la PA

Assessment methods and criteria

Teaching methods are different with regard to students who will attend the course, also due to repeated legislative interventions in specific sectors and different interpretation in jurisprudence, also at sovra-national level. For students who will attend the course the methods will consist in frontal lectures about the basis and foundamental categories of “ICTs Criminal Law” and specific workshops on the recent, important and different interpretation in jurisprudence.
Specific works and articles and recent judgements will be published through on line e-learning.
During the academic year students may contact professors and use their students timetable (date of receipt). See the website of the Department
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.
Studenst who attend the course can develop also short papers, in agreement with professor, replacing parts of the program.
The oral exam has the following goals:
 Level and depht of study and understanding
 Language properties
 Capacity to connect systematically the understanding
 Analitycal and arguing ability
Evaluation runs on a scale from 0 to 30 (successful completion of the examination starts from 18)

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