Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID100001666

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
The course has no formal prerequisites. In order for the participants to be able to more easily understand the structure of many complex problems, it is recommended to attend the previous courses of Criminal Law - General Part and Poinology.
Learning Outcomes
Learning the basic rules and principles of the Greek substantive and procedural criminal law of minors as well as the juvenile penal law (principle of child, principle of upbringing, principle of proportionality, principle of proportionality, principle of subsidiarity, principle of minimum social intervention knowledge of the basic institutions and bodies of the juvenile justice system (juvenile courts, juvenile judges, juvenile prosecutors, juvenile police, juvenile custody service, ombudsman), the specifics of juvenile delinquency, and reality in educational institutions and special youth detention centers. Knowledge of the methods of empirical approach to the social phenomenon of juvenile delinquency and criminality (officially certified and self-reported) and knowledge of the extent, structure and evolution of police-certified as well as judicially established crime and the sanctioning practice of judges.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The subject of the course includes the study of the specific provisions of the substantial and procedural criminal law as well as the correctional law for juveniles. Furthermore, the extent, structure and development of the juvenile delinquency and juvenile criminality are examined, while a comparative analysis of the legal context is undertaken. Finally, based on international (empirical) criminological research findings, the formulation of reform proposals for the treatment of juvenile offenders and juvenile victims is a matter of discussion.
The age of criminal responsibility for juveniles, the best interests of the child, the principle of the promotion of the well-being of the juvenile, the educational principle, the principle of proportionality, the minimum intervention principle, the principle of social reintegration, diversion, youth court, youth probation service, deprivation of liberty as a measure of last resort und for the shortest appropriate period of time, educational measures, therapeutic measures, community sanctions and measures, detention in an a young offender's institution, the right to appeal, criminal record, , ,
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment451.8
Written assigments261.0
Student Assessment
The evaluation of the students is based on the examination process (written and oral) at the end of the semester as well as (auxiliary-supporting) on ​​their (voluntary) participation in the writing of theses. To ensure transparency in the evaluation of their performance, a predefined detailed score is used for each individual problem that is set to be solved in the exams. To enhance the above transparency, students are encouraged to come after the exams either in group or individual meetings with the teacher in order to see their writing and receive detailed explanations of both the way they had to answer and the way rated.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Πιτσελά Αγγελική, Η ποινική αντιμετώπιση της εγκληματικότητας των ανηλίκων, Έκδοση: 7η/2013, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΣΑΚΚΟΥΛΑ ΑΕ, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 22712511 2) Κουράκης Νέστωρ, Δίκαιο Παραβατικών Ανηλίκων, Έκδοση: 1η/2013, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΑΝΤ. Ν. ΣΑΚΚΟΥΛΑ ΕΕ, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 50660594 3) Δημόπουλος Χαράλαμπος, Κοσμάτος Κωνσταντίνος, Δίκαιο Ανηλίκων. Θεωρία και Πράξη, Έκδοση: 3η/2017, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΝΟΜΙΚΗ ΒΙΒΛΙΟΘΗΚΗ ΑΕΕΤΕ, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 68406993
Additional bibliography for study
Επιπρόσθετη βιβλιογραφία καθώς και άλλο βοηθητικό υλικό (διαγράμματα παραδόσεων, πρακτικά παραδόσεων, αποφάσεις νομολογίας, φροντιστηριακές ασκήσεις, σεμιναριακό υλικό) παρέχεται κατά τη διάρκεια των μαθημάτων από τον εκάστοτε διδάσκοντα / διδάσκουσα ή αναρτάται στο e-learning.
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