Checking date: 28/04/2023

Course: 2024/2025

Advanced Studies in Penology and Prison Law
Master in Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law - Blended (Plan: 501 - Estudio: 275)

Coordinating teacher: GARROCHO SALCEDO, ANA MARIA

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

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
General and special part of criminal law
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.
Skills and learning outcomes
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
During the two weeks of online learning the students shall review and study the materials, power points , judgments and the audiovisual material provided. They must also solve a practical case. Tutorials : The tutorials will be conducted through google meet or email.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60

Basic Bibliography
  • CERVELLÓ DONDERIS, V. . Derecho Penitenciario. Tirant Lo Blanch. última edición
  • DE VICENTE MARTÍNEZ, R. (dir.). AAVV. . Derecho Penitenciario. Enseñanza y aprendizaje. Tirant lo Blanch. Última edición

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.