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CRIMINAL LAW

CODE 64915
ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020
CREDITS 9 credits during the 2nd year of 7995 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/17
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (LAW)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
SECTIONING This unit is divided into 2 sections:
PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites
You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
  • LAW 7995 (coorte 2018/2019)
  • CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 64900
  • INSTITUTIONS OF PRIVATE LAW I 64899
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
  • LAW 7995 (coorte 2018/2019)
  • CRIMINAL LAW II 64947
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Analysis of constitutional principles of criminal law, of crime structure (actus reus, mens rea, defences), of shapes of crimes (attempt, participation, concurrent crimes, circumstances), of sentence system

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Study of the general principles of criminal law, with particular reference to constitutional principles, structure of criminal offenses, conspiracy, attempt,concurrence of offences and the criminal penalties. Analysis of the principle of legality: principle of legislative supremacy, principle of legal certainty, prohibition of retroactive application of criminal law; the material or physical element, the conduct, the event and the chain of causation; the principle of offensivity: the title/protected interest, the offence, the justifications; the culpability: intent, negligence, unintentional acts, strict liability and the analysis of the excuses. Analysis of the circumstances of crimes, attempt, articipation and concurrence of crimes. Sanctionary system: chargeability and preventive measures, criminal liability, extinction of criminal liability and grounds for exemption.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Functions of sentence. Criminal law and Constitution. Principles of materiality, of offensivity. Structure of offence: actus reus, mens rea, justifications. Distinction between crimes and contraventions. Actus reus: analysis of action, omission, chain of causation. Singles justifications: legal order, necessity, self defence, exercise of right, consent by rightholder. Mens rea: intention, recklessness, negligence. Shapes of crime: attempt, concurrent offences, circumstances, participation. Criminal sentences and preventive sanctions

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Texts for attendant students: 
Notes of lectures and in order of lectures objects: 
C.F. GROSSO, M. PELISSERO, D. PETRINI, P. PISA, Manuale di diritto penale. Parte generale, Milano, Giuffrè, 2013. Preparation of the exam must be integrated with materials published on Aulaweb and a criminal code


For not attendant students:
C.F. GROSSO, M. PELISSERO, D. PETRINI, P. PISA, Manuale di diritto penale. Parte generale, Milano, Giuffrè, 2013. Preparation of the exam must be integrated with materials published on Aulaweb and a criminal code

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANNAMARIA PECCIOLI (President)

ANTONELLA MADEO

FIORENZA ORIANA

GABRIELE PONTEPRINO

RICCARDO SAVI

ILARIA ZANNONI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures

LESSONS START

I semester from September 16th to December 6th 2019 (12 weeks)
II semester from February 17th to May 9th 2020 (12 weeks)

Class schedule

CRIMINAL LAW A

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Students will show to be able to discuss about criminal isuues such as criminal law principles, structure of crime, criminal sentence system

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
15/01/2020 08:30 GENOVA Orale
12/02/2020 08:30 GENOVA Orale
13/05/2020 08:30 GENOVA Orale
03/06/2020 08:30 GENOVA Orale
17/06/2020 08:30 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2020 08:30 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2020 08:30 GENOVA Orale