Checking date: 19/05/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Restorative Justice
Master in Advanced Studies in Public Law (Plan: 430 - Estudio: 361)

Coordinating teacher: SOLETO MUÑOZ, HELENA

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

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 4.0 ECTS


Basic skills: CB6 Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context CB7 That students know how to apply the knowledge acquired and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of ¿¿study CB8 That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of formulating judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments CB9 That the students know to communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and last reasons that sustain them to specialized and non-specialized public in a clear and unambiguous way CB10 That students have the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous. General Competences: CG1 Ability to advise public and private social actors in the application of legal norms, trying to warn about the production of conflicts before they have occurred CG2 Ability to identify legal questions by acquiring advanced, specialized and multidisciplinary training CG3 Ability to solve complex legal problems within Public Law CG4 Ability to relate the legal institutions of the different branches of Public Law in a global context CG5 Ability to develop the essential methodological rudiments to begin research tasks CG6 Ability to develop a work both in a team and independently in an international and multidisciplinary context. CG7 Ability to understand the interrelation between scientific research and the development of legal institutions CG8 Ability to handle with ease the various legal sources and the relationships between them CG10 Ability to function in contexts where there is little information for the purpose of investigating legal problems CG11 Ability to develop and present scientific works and conceptual schemes that allow knowing relevant legal institutions Specific competences: CE1 Ability to identify legal institutions of public law that, as a result of the globalized environment, are under review CE2 Ability to contrast legal institutions of Spanish Public Law with those of other countries CE3 Ability to identify the differences of the legal categories of Public Law with those of other branches of Law CE4 Ability to investigate the historical root of current problematic legal issues, through the examination of the origins and historical evolution of institutions CE5 Ability to identify the incidence in criminal legal categories as a consequence of the internationalization of criminal activities CE6 Ability to identify and reflect on the dogmatic challenges derived from the approximation of administrative legal institutions in an internationalized context CE7 Ability to know the financing systems of public authorities in the territorially composed States and the problems derived from this particularity CE8 Ability to analyze the resolutions of the Constitutional Court, the European Courts and the international systems of legal protection
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Restorative Justice I. Retributive justice and restorative justice          i. The traditional criminal justice system          ii. Fundamentals of Restorative Justice          iii. Restorative practices II. Legal regulation and legal issues III. Victim Offender Mediation          i. Mediation in the adult criminal system          ii. Mediation with juvenile offenders IV. VOM in execution V. High scale conflicts and restorative activities VI. Peculiarities and methodology of VOM          i. The process of VOM          ii. The role of the facilitator          iii. The reparation activities and documentation
Learning activities and methodology
TRAINING ACTIVITIES OF THE STUDY PLAN REFERRED TO MATTERS AF1 Theoretical class AF2 Practical classes AF6 Group work AF7 Individual student work AF8 Partial and final exams Code Activity No. Total hours No. Presential hours % Presence Student AF1 96 96 100% AF2 48 48 100% AF6 148 0 0 AF7 296 0 0 AF8 12 12 100% TOTAL 600 156 26% Professor available to students weekly schedule determined in Aula Global
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Soleto Muñoz, Helena (dir). Mediación y resolución de conflictos: técnicas y ámbitos. Tecnos. 2017
  • Soleto, Helena y Carrascosa, Ana. Justicia Restaurativa: una justicia para las víctimas. Tirant lo Blanch. 2019
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Additional Bibliography
  • De la Cuesta. Justicia Restaurativa y Terapéutica. Tirant lo Blanch. 2017
  • Soleto y Garciandía. Sobre la Mediación penal. Aranzadi. 2012
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