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Programme Overview

Credits: 3 ECTS.

Language: English.

Course objectives: The International Summer School on “AI and Criminal Justice” aims at providing participants with a comprehensive knowledge, as well as conceptual and normative tools to understand and manage opportunities and threats brought by the latest AI developments in the different areas of criminal justice. To this purpose, the course will primarily give a solid background on how algorithms work, essential in order to gain a full expertise to combine the related advantages and disadvantages. Afterwards, lessons will be focused on AI applications in the criminal justice area, exploring the use of AI as a supportive tool in the public and private sectors and training participants’ skills to frame and solve the criminal liability issues related to these new agents coming on to stage.

Target: The International Summer School on “AI and Criminal Justice” is an advanced course open to graduates, PhD students, post-doctoral researchers as well as to practitioners from public and private sectors who intend to acquire an interdisciplinary and in-depth knowledge in the cutting-edge area of AI and criminal justice in its most recent developments at the international level.

Contact Hours: the Summer School requires a comprehensive academic effort that includes 31 teaching hours. 

Dates: July 12th-16th, 2021.

Course grading: 80% final exam and 20% class participation. The final exam consists in writing a short paper on a specific topic addressed during the course and approved by the coordinator/tutor.

Modality of Attendance: The course is based on a blended learning model and it will be held both in presence at Luiss University and through Webex online platform.