Checking date: 15/05/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Criminal procedure law
Dual Bachelor in Law and Political Science (Plan: 413 - Estudio: 232)

Coordinating teacher: SOLETO MUÑOZ, HELENA

Department assigned to the subject: Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Spanish judicial system Legal Theory of Crime
Generally speaking, the understanding of fundamental concepts of the criminal process will be promoted through the use of legal texts, databases and collections of jurisprudence, alternating with training in team work and developing skills in written and oral presentation. In particular, the subject will promote the theoretical and practical knowledge essential for the development of professional practice in the field of criminal procedure, promoting skills such as: - Mastery of the criminal process in its various procedural modalities - Preparation of the defence and the criminal prosecution - Drafting of complaints, accusations, defence, accusations, various procedural steps, as well as the drafting of sentences and appeals - Preparation of judicial opinions - Management of legislation and jurisprudence databases - Knowledge and practical advice for the development of a professional career related to the practice of criminal law as a lawyer and prosecutor - Basic knowledge for the development of a professional career related to the Administration of Justice as a judge, LAJ, prosecutor, management bodies, processing and judicial assistance. - Oral and written skills to advocate.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
I. CRIMINAL PROCEDURAL LAW FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS Constitutional Principles of the Criminal Procedure Structure of the Criminal Process Organs and subjects participating in the process II. CRIMINAL ORDINARY PROCESSES      Modes of initiation of criminal proceedings      The training phase      The intermediate phase      The oral trial and sentence      The ordinary criminal proceedings      Special criminal proceedings and specialties III. THE RESOURCES IN THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE IV. THE CRIMINAL EXECUTION V. RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
Learning activities and methodology
The subject contents a period of four months in total 16 weeks: 12 weeks of teaching with 3 hours per week, divided in one theoretical class in a multiple group (1h30) and one practical class developed in small groups (1h30). ACTIVITIES: .- Lectures .- Seminaries .- Research .- Oral presentation of the research work. .- Practical classes: - Elaboration of procedural documents - Analysis of precedent and doctrine - Reflections about legal news - Analysis of videotaped real trials METHODOLOGY: -. Through the study of the specialized material (handbooks, doctrine and precedents) and through the classes and the guidance in office hours, the student will participate in seminaries in order to improve the oral legal argumentation capacities -. Concerning the practical classes, the student will elaborate legal documents which will be revised and debated -. Students will defend different legal positions during the role-play to be held in the Sala de Vistas; the activity will then be commented and analyzed -. The essential abilities will be gained by means of the study of real trials, both by attending in real time and by viewing videotaped versions, and on the basis of subsequent analysis OFFICE HOURS SYSTEM: -. Individual tutoring will be scheduled between professor and student following a request by the student and taking into account the timetable of both. -. During the period of classes, to the extent that there exist such a possibility, three collective office hours shall be scheduled: one corresponding to each evaluation/month; they shall be complementary and non compulsory to the student.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • MORENO CATENA, V., y CORTÉS DOMÍNGUEZ, V.. Derecho Procesal Penal. Tirant lo Blanch. 2019
  • MOTERO AROCA, J.. Derecho jurisdiccional III: proceso penal. Tirant lo Blanch. 2019
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Additional Bibliography
  • Fiodorova, Anna. La transmisión de información personal y datos personales en la Unión Europea para fines de investigación de delitos¿. Aranzadi. 2015
  • Fiodorova, Anna. Intercambio transfronterizo de perfiles de ADN: ¿menos es más?. La Ley Penal. Revista de Derecho Penal, Procesal y Penitenciario. 2016, (118)
  • Soleto Muñoz, Helena. Macrojuicio por terrorismo: problemática procesal del enjuiciamiento de los ataques terroristas de 2004 en Madrid. RIEDPA. 2016
  • Soleto Muñoz, Helena. Parámetros europeos de limitación de Derechos Fundamentales en el uso de datos de ADN en el proceso Penal. Revista General de Derecho Procesal. 2016
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