Course Information
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600016812

Programme of Study: Criminal Law and Criminology

Registered students: 29
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course117.5

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
This course elaborates on topics derived from Criminal Procedure, with an emphasis on their treatment in judicial practice. Participation in the course presupposes a firm grasp of criminal procedure, obtained throughout the student’s undergraduate studies.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: - comprehend crucial legal issues arising in practice and pertaining to Criminal Procedure; - acquire a systematic understanding of the interpretative positions adopted in case-law and legal doctrine concerning the above issues; - delve into the interplay between theory and judicial practice; - apply criminal theory in practice with a clear understanding of the practical implications of each interpretative position; - develop sustained arguments in support of their interpretative positions; - research and autonomously appraise bibliography and case-law concerning the above issues.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course attempts a "step-by-step" approach to important procedural phases of criminal proceedings. At the same time, institutions that are of particular importance for criminal proceedings are analyzed, such as the presumption of innocence, aspects of a fair trial, procedural invalidity, the rights of the accused, etc. The fundamental principles governing the criminal process are presented, starting with the legislative reform introduced by virtue of the new Code of Criminal Procedure. In addition, central themes spanning broad areas of criminal procedure are presented in detail, including: preliminary examinations, the representation of the victim, unlawfully obtained evidence, trials in absentia, measures of restraint, referral of a case to court, alternative forms of criminal justice, forming a total effective sentence, the application of the European Convention on Human Rights, and other interpretative issues pertaining to the CCP.
Criminal Procedure, European Convention on Human Rights, Code of Criminal Procedure
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Contact via e-mail
Course Organization
Reading Assigment73.52.9
Written assigments602.4
Student Assessment
Oral examination at the end of the semester on the subject-matter covered during lectures and seminars.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Εγχειρίδια, συγγράμματα και μονογραφίες για την Ποινική Δικονομία και τις επιμέρους εξεταζόμενες ειδικές θεματικές / Books, treatises and monographs on Criminal Procedure and on each particular theme
Additional bibliography for study
Ειδική βιβλιογραφία για κάθε επιμέρους γνωστική ενότητα που γνωστοποιείται πριν την εξέτασή της / Particular bibliographical references on the subject matter of each class (announced in advance)
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