00231 - Criminal Law (M-Q)

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Academic Year 2020/2021

Learning outcomes

The acquisition and the deepening of the problems in terms of constitutional guarantees in the penal system. The study of the general part of criminal law and especially of the general theory of crime and punishment, as well as of the main institutions of the general criminal law. The general characteristics of the special part of the penal system and the study of the most significant criminal offenses analyzed volumes Recommended.

Course contents

In the course of criminal law means, first of all, explain the nature and purpose of criminal law as well as the relations between the penal system and the Constitution. In particular they will address: the structure of the crime in its various elements, forms of manifestation, the justifications and the penalty system. Will be analyzed in class the relationships between the general and the special part, as well as the main cases belonging to the latter.
And 'it required to know the recent reforms of the penal code, introduced respectively by the. November 6, 2012, n. 190 (Provisions for the prevention and suppression of corruption and illegality in public administration), the termination of the offense following a stay of proceedings with probation (art. 168 bis of the Criminal Code, introduced by art. 3, c. 11, l. 28 April 2014, n. 67), and the regulations relating to the cause of non-punishment of a tenuous nature of the act, introduced by Legislative Decree no. 16 March 2015, n. 28.
N.B. For students enrolled in years previous course Cat. 2015-2016 program is the one resulting from the Student Guide to teaching in the year of enrollment. The signs must be documented by the student in the examination: in the absence of it, that the program established for the academic year. 2017-2018


1. G. MARINUCCI, E. DOLCINI, G.L. GATTA, Manuale di Diritto penale. Parte Generale, IX Ed., Giuffré, Milano, 2020.


- G. FIANDACA, E. MUSCO, Diritto penale. Parte generale, VIII edizione, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2019.


S. CANESTRARI, L. CORNACCHIA, G. DE SIMONE, Manuale di diritto penale, Parte generale, Il Mulino, Bologna, II Ed. 2018.


R. BARTOLI-M. PELISSERO- S. SEMINARA, Diritto penale. Lineamenti di parte speciale, Giappichelli, Torino, 2021, (PP. 401-720).

Students who will attend Prof.ssa Silvia Tordini Cagli lessons could study only chapters II and study this paper: "I NUOVI DELITTI CONTRO L’AMBIENTE" di Luca Masera, free in: https://www.penalecontemporaneo.it/d/4357-i-nuovi-delitti-contro-l-ambiente ).

For those who needs 9 CFU:

G. FIANDACA, E. MUSCO, Diritto penale. Parte generale, VII edizione, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2014.

or: S. CANESTRARI, L. CORNACCHIA, G. DE SIMONE, Manuale di diritto penale, Parte generale, Il Mulino, Bologna, II Ed. 2018.

Teaching methods

The teaching process takes place according to the traditional method.
During the lessons, some practical cases will be examined, with particular attention to the general institutes involved.

Assessment methods

The examination consists of an oral interview on the general part and the special part of the criminal law.

Office hours

See the website of Nicola Mazzacuva

See the website of Silvia Tordini Cagli