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Academic year
Esperto giuridico in materia di sicurezza del lavoro, ambientale e dei prodotti
Didactic period
Primo Semestre

Training objectives

Knowledge and understanding: the course aims at providing:a good knowledge of sources of Environmental Criminal law Italian and of general principles of Criminal Law in this special field; correct understanding of institutes and general categories; acquisition of technical language; analysis of the main environmental offenses.
Skills: the course aims at providing the skills necessary for the development of a critical approach to the topics addressed during the course, allowing students to mature their own key to understanding practical issues.
During the course in-depth exercises will be designed to analyze jurisprudential material and to discuss current issues or recent legislative reforms, in order to test a student's ability to apply theoretical knowledge practically.


Constitutional Law, Institutions of Private Law, Criminal Law I, European Union Law. Ability to approach the subject using logic and analysis.

Course programme

The course is divided into two distinct parts. The institutional part of the course will address the general framework of the principles and techniques of the criminal protection of the environment(20 hours). The second part of the course will focus on the main environmental offenses against air, water and soil (20 hours).

Didactic methods

Lectures (that will be accompanied by supporting slides). In-depth seminars about issues of interpretation and application. The teaching method focuses on the direct involvement of the students even at the stage of the explanation of the new topics, stimulating the reasoning and the proposition of simple practical cases .

Learning assessment procedures

Oral examination to verify the full knowledge of the issues covered by the programme and the student's ability to interpret and resolve concrete issues. The oral exam consists in the proposition of two questions on different parts of the program and of which one always about a specific type of offense. The final grade results from the average of the grades deriving from every single answer given by the student to the three questions. This rule does not apply if the student isn't in the condition of sustaining the exam.

Reference texts

C. RUGA RIVA, Diritto penale dell’ambiente, Torino, 2016, 1-310;
Criminal Code updated and text of Legislative Decree n. 152 del 2006.