cod. 1008058

Academic year 2021/22
3° year of course - Second semester
- Stefano PUTINATI
Academic discipline
Diritto penale (IUS/17)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
54 hours
of face-to-face activities
9 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course aims to train students able to understand and analyze the macro phenomena of economic crime as well as criminal law related to the Public Administration.
At the end of the course the student is expected to know the fundamentals of economic criminal law and of criminal law related to the Public Administration; is able to face and solve application problems independently, also knowing how to communicate the results achieved in learning.


Course unit content

The first part of the course deals with the general principles of criminal law. While, in the second part, greater attention will be given to economic and public administration crimes.

Full programme


As for the study relating to the general part of criminal law, the reference text is: Istituzioni di diritto penale dell’economia/ Alessio Lanzi, Stefano Putinati. - Dike Giuridica Editrice, IV edizione (in press).
As for the in-depth study of the special part relating to economic criminal law and criminal law related to the Public Administration, the reference text is Fiore Stefano, Amarelli Giuseppe, I delitti dei Pubblici Ufficiali contro la Pubblica Amministrazione, Utet giuridica, 2021.
Constant consultation of the PENAL CODE is essential.

Teaching methods

Frontal lesson and analysis of jurisprudential cases, in a seminar-like perspective. The study of these topics, in fact, will always be accompanied by case studies. Active participation in class will be requested, in a seminar-like perspective.
The Italian system of economic criminal law will be compared, in a comparative perspective, with that of other countries that have found themselves facing enormous economic crimes.
Attendance to classes is highly recommended.
The teaching materials used during the lessons will be made available on Elly.
The teaching activities will be carried out by traditional lectures, in person or remotely through the Teams platform, in streaming and, in any case, according to the methods indicated by the University.
The Teams platform guide is available at:

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of an oral examination on the topics of the program. In the oral exam, questions will be addressed on the foundations of economic criminal law and on criminal law related to the Public Administration, on its specificities, on the main offenses. It will also be verified that the student is able to use the specific terminology of the discipline. For those attending the course, it will be taken into account attendance and related exercises and the program will be agreed at the end of the course.
In the persistence of the health emergency and depending on its evolution, the exam may take place either in mixed mode (i.e. in presence, but with the possibility for students who make a specific request to the Professor to take the oral examination remotely), or only online for all the students (remotely). The choice of the examination method, between the two indicated, will be promptly communicated through the Esse3 platform, in advance of the exam date.
The exam that must be taken remotely will eventually be carried out through the Teams platform (for which the guide is available at: In this case, students may be required to show an identity document at the beginning of the interview, via webcam (possibly covering any sensitive data not relevant for the purpose of taking the exam).
Students with SLD/SEN are invited to report their needs privately, by institutional e-mail to the teacher, well in advance of the exam session.

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