cod. 1003708

Academic year 2022/23
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Diritto penale (IUS/17)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course is designed to give students the fundamental notions of Juvenile Criminal Justice and of crimes where the child is the victim. Through the analysis of the legislation and through the study of the leading cases, the course aims to allow the student to learn the method which is necessary in order to work autonomously and competently in a future job within the Institutions which deal with the Juvenile Criminal Justice System. At the end of the course we expect that the student would be able to: 1) be autonomous in identifying the principles and rules of Juvenile Criminal Justice (knowledge and comprehension skills); 2) recognize and analyse the application of provisions and rules in the case law (ability to apply knowledge and comprehension); 3) analyze with method the case law (autonomy in judgment); 4) develop a correct juridical language (comunicative skills); 5) make connections between different legal issues in the field of juvenile criminal justice and be autonomous in critical reasoning (learning skills).


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Course unit content

The course covers the fundamental issues concerning Juvenile Criminal Justice and selected crimes where the child is a victim. It concerns with international and domestic sources of Juvenile Criminal Justice. It focuses on the juvenile offender, on the concept of "maturità", on juvenile delinquency prevention, on the punishment system, on juvenile criminal procedure, on the crimes of child pornography, sexual acts with minor, grooming, cyberbulling, etc.

Full programme

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A.C. Moro, Manuale di diritto minorile, VI edizione, Zanichelli, 2019 (pp. 3-32; 50- 56; 121-138; 479-532; 569-654).

Teaching methods

The most important notions of Juvenile Criminal Justice and of a selection of crimes where the minor is the victim will be analysed in the first part of the class. The second part will be a more practical one, because it will focus on some leading cases concerning the juvenile offender and the minor victim of a crime.
The students will have an active participation during the classes, also through group works. The professor will use slides with outlines of the fundamental institutes. The argomentative skills of the students will be devoloped also through discussions and debates. Experts of the discipline will be invited.
Elly will be used for the publication of research materials and decisions and the professor will inform the students about the publication of these materials.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be oral and the grade system is out of thirty. The student is asked to answer three questions. For students who attend the course, the exam deals with the issues analyzed during the course, contained in the textbook and in the materials analyzed during the classes. The exam aims to understand the level of comprehension of the student and his ability to make connections between different topics. The exam also evaluates the ability of the student to communicate with a proper legal language. In order to pass the exam the student should answer correctly to, at least, two questions. The grade in communicated immediately at the end of the exam.

Other information

The Professor is available during her receiving hours in presence, by e.mail and teams.