Checking date: 09/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Advanced studies in penology and prison law
Study: Master in Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law (275)


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

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Being Bachelor or University graduate.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
Students acquire expert handling of the most complex system issues sentencing. Students acquire an expert knowledge of the foundations of the prison system. Students understand and master complex issues and legal rights regarding prison inmates.Students understand the specific procedural requirements of the implementation phase prison. Students to acquire a specialized in relation to activities aimed at the rehabilitation and reintegration of the offender training. Students familiarize themselves with the latest developments in the field of confiscation, asset recovery and other accessory penalties aimed at preventing the exploitation of criminal activity. Students understand and master the recent discussions on prison policy.
Description of contents: programme
Advanced in penology and prison law, education is an essential and mandatory subject of the Master. In it, students will deepen to master the most complex theoretical and practical problems They pose both imprisonment and penitentiary legal relationship as other consequences legal-criminal: from interdictivo sentences cut to the side-effects such as Confiscation and other instruments of asset recovery. Moreover, it delves into prison policy debates and penological Current: from long sentences to the most current postcriminal measures, analyzing the legitimacy of the transfer to private hands of various aspects of prison execution. After analyzing the existing system of imposing penalties, especially the custodial freedom, one must delve into how compliance studying the internment prison and issues of legal and prison relationship, with particular emphasis on the rights of prisoners and the possible conflicts that your claim can be generated with the prison administration. Legislative attention will also be given tension between judge trial judge and monitoring, as well as the duration of the progressive system at the beginning of the century XXI. Under the most recent legislative amendments it will also consider intervention after-care and return of incapacitation.
Learning activities and methodology
The "Advanced Studies in penology and prison law" module has 3 ECTS, equivalent to a workload of 90 hours. The training and study activities are structured approximately as follows: theoretical and practical training: 2 ECTS credits (60 hours), face:   or lectures and theoretical analysis sessions.   o Analysis and discussion of practical cases.   or group work sessions supervised by the teacher / expert in the field. Specialized training: 1 ECTS (15 hours) credit face:   or monographic seminars and visits. Personal work: reading, individualized works: (1 ECTS credit: 15 hours). oral and / or written (2 hours).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 90
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 10
Basic Bibliography
  • GRACIA MARTÍN et al. Lecciones de Consecuencias Jurídicas del Delito. Tirant lo blanch. (últ. ed.)
  • JUANATEY DORADO. Manual de Derecho Penitenciario. Iustel. (últ. ed.)
  • MIR PUIG, Santiago.. Derecho Penal. Parte General (últ. ed.). . Reppertor. .
  • MUÑOZ CONDE, Francisco; GARCÍA ARÁN, Mercedes.. Derecho Penal. Parte General (últ. ed.).. Tirant lo Blanch. .
  • QUINTERO OLIVARES, Gonzalo.. Parte General del Derecho Penal (últ. ed.).. Thomson - Aranzadi. .
  • RÍOS MARTÍN et al. Manual de Ejecución Penitenciaria. Colex. (últ. ed.)
  • TAMARIT / GARCÍA ALBERO . Curso de Derecho Penitenciario. Tirant lo blanch . (últ. ed.)

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