Environmental Criminal Law and offences against public safety
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
IUS/17 - CRIMINAL LAW
Language of instruction
2° periodo lezioni (2A) dal Feb 14, 2022 al Mar 26, 2022.
The course will enable students to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and the necessary skills to understand, compare and analyse the offences set forth in the provisions of the special part of the Italian and Comparative Criminal Law. During the course attention will be also devoted to the interpretative solutions suggested by scholars and by national and European courts. Furthermore, students will be enabled to solve law case studies on the basis of a legal methodology and a comparative approach.
The course is divided in two parts:
1st Part: Environmental crimes
2nd Part: Crimes against public safety
2nd Part: Food crimes
Language of teaching for this course is Italian. The literature and auxiliary material are basically in Italian.
For students attending classes, the course will be mainly based on lectures and cooperative learning activities. Workshops, seminars about specific topics or case studies could be organized during the course. Some lectures or seminars could be also delivered by distinguished Visiting Professors. The online registration to the University e-learning platform will provide students with a source of reference, bibliography, scientific papers and selected case-law.
The professor will provide support to students non-attending classes during the office hours (see the Law Department webpage).
Students not-attending classes and ERASMUS students are kindly requested to contact the Professor at the beginning of the course, in order to agree on the exam’s program and the books and material to study.
The reference book, available also in the Law Library, are:
- RUGA RIVA C., Diritto penale dell’ambiente, 3° ed., Torino, 2016
For Erasmus students, the reference book, available also in the Law Library, are:
- BRUINSMA G., JOHNSON S. (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology, Oxford, 2018
- AA.VV. (eds.), The Oxford Handbook on Terrorism, Oxford, 2019
The material provided by the professor throughout the entire course and available on the University e-learning platform represent the primary studying resource for students attending classes. The regular consultation of the sources and case-law is warmly recommended.
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The final exam consists of an oral exam. Students attending classes have the possibility to divide the exam into two parts (written part: 50% of the final note; oral part: 50% of the final note).
The final exam aims at verifying:
• The level of achievement of the learning outcomes previously identifies
• The linguistic accuracy
• The argumentative, reasoning and problem-solving skills
• The ability to connect systematically the knowledge achieved
Students attending classes and Erasmus students have the possibility to write a short paper on specific topics, upon agreement with the professor. The paper will be discussed during the oral examination and will be part of the final exam.
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. In case of an excellent knowledge, a high level of linguistic accuracy and an argumentative, reasoning and problem-solving capacity the candidate may earn the highest grade with “cum laude” honor.