Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
IUS/17 - CRIMINAL LAW
Language of instruction
Secondo semestre dal Mar 7, 2022 al Jun 10, 2022.
The course will provide the conceptual, methodological and cultural basis to analyze and study the
“ICTs Criminal Law”, cybercrimes and computer-related crimes and the “technological investigations”, 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 substantive criminal law and procedure criminal law levels.
The course will study the new illegal phenomena related to the use of the new technologies and Internet, also through social networks (for example: online defamation, frauds - connected to online banking, phishing, identity theft - privacy violation, copyright infringement, child pornography, child grooming, cyberterrorism, cyber laundering).
The course will analyze, taking into consideration real cases, the applicable criminal law, in particular for
illegal activities down to the new concept of “cybercrime”, which is a transnational and global crime.
For this reason it’s necessary to analyze the most important international and European legal sources (Cybercrime Convention and Lanzarote Convention of the Council of Europe, European directives on: attack against information systems, child pornography, intellectual property, e-commerce and privacy)
Special attention will be given to the Internet Service Providers criminal liability, subject of recent European Court of Justice and Italian Corte di Cassazione judgements (cases Google, Netlog etc.).
In this area particular attention will be paid to the need to regulate the collection of data and the digital evidence, which are becoming increasingly important for the detection and prosecution of every criminal offence, not only “cybercrime”.
At the end of the course the student has to show to have acquired the following skills:
● knowledge of the specific technical language in the context of crimes falling into to the category of cybercrime
● knowledge of the methods and tools for the determination of cybercrimes, with specific reference to current regulations and concrete cases
● knowledge of the legal consequences, both criminal and civil, of the crimes generally ascribable to the cyber-crime area.