Criminal Law for public administration (2020/2021)

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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 - GEM dal Sep 30, 2020 al Dec 19, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course will provide, principally starting with two critical macro-sectors of criminal law, the conceptual, methodological and cultural basis to understand and study the categories and the general principles, developing the capacity in using correct and specific technical language. At the end of the course students will be ablet o understand, on the one hand, the emerging and current criminal phenomena in the technological context (i.e. in particular terrorism, cyber-terrorism, cyber attacks and „cyber-war“) and, on the other side, the criminal offences regarding the public adminstraions, identifiyng the application/leading solutions through the most appropriate reasoning and legal arguments.



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 and corporate liability.
4. Cybercrime and current perspective, at national, european and sovranational levels


Students attending classes:
traditional lectures and workshop with use of slides and/or video, as well as group discussions and analysis of domestic and european cases, so as to instruct students on how the knowledge acquired through the course can be applied in individual case studies.
Students may write a paper on specific topics, which will be evaluated and will replace part of the final exam.

Students not attending classess:
individual study of the parts of the book indicated in “Reference books”.

Erasmus Students:
Erasmus students must fix an appointment with the Professor in order to select an individual program, taking into consideration also the State of origin. Students may write a paper on specific topics in comparative perspective, which will be evaluated and will replace part of the final exam.


All students may use the online course (didattica online), which will contain the materials and the website of the Cybercrime Observatory (
The book of the course is indicated in “Reference books”.


Office hours are published on the personal webpage of the School of Law. For special reasons students may ask to fix an appointment at different time.


Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
A. CADOPPI, S. CANESTRARI, A. MANNA, M. PAPA Cybercrime - Trattato Omnia UTET 2019 ISBN 9788859818700 Limitatamente alla parte prima, cap. II e III
R. Bartoli, M. Pelissero, S. Seminara Diritto penale. Lineamenti di Parte Speciale Giappichelli Editore, Torino 2021 Limitatamente alle parti relative al programma del corso

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam is oral and the official language is Italian. Erasmuns students may ask, for justified reasons, to take the exam in English.
No midterm exams are planned.
The oral exam has the purpose of assesing the level of the study and the knowledge, the language properties, the capacity to connect systematically the understanding and the knowledge, and the analitycal and the arguing ability.
Grades are awarded on a scale from 18 to 30, where 30 is the highest grade and 18 is the lowest grade to pass the exam.
The exam consists on an open question for each part of the program, which are of equal importance.
In case of an excellent knowledge and a high level of problem-solving capacity the candidate may earn the highest grade with “cum laude” honor.
Students attending classes and Erasmus students may write a paper on specific topics, which will be evaluated and will replace one or more parts of the final exam, depending on the topics chosen.