Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2022-23

The knowledge of the Procedural Law, and especially the Criminal Procedural Law, is essential in the formation of the Jurist-criminologist; However, such an extensive discipline needs the basic notions about the Spanish Justice model to be well established to progress in the different modalities of processes, which is undertaken through the contents of the subject Introduction to Procedural Law. The basic concepts of Procedural Law will be studied, these are, analysis of the concept and the characteristics of Procedural Law, the notion of Jurisdiction and its differentiation with the Judicial Power, the constitutional guarantees of both the structure of Justice and the judges and magistrates, and everything related to the Judiciary as an organization; but no less important will be the study of effective judicial protection and the differences between process and procedure and the guiding principles of each of them, to conclude with the analysis of procedural acts. Since civil procedural law is constituted as a supplementary right, even of the unforeseen criminal procedural law also integrates the content of the subject the study of specific aspects of the civil process; thus, civil process typology, evidence in the civil process and some special civil processes. Lastly, and in order to facilitate a better understanding of the compulsory subject Criminal Procedure, it is anticipated in this one of Introduction to Procedural Law the treatment of the purposes of the criminal process, the competence, the parties, and, within these, special attention in the figure of the researched.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG.1 : Capacity to find, analyse and synthesise information.
  • CG.3 : Capacity for self-learning and adapting to new situations.
  • CG.4 : Capacity to take decisions, putting one's knowledge into practice and handling technical instruments.
  • CG.5 : Capacity for criticism and self criticism.


General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)

  • CGUA.3 : Capacity for oral and written communication.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE7 : Be able to identify the principles and processes, including human rights and public freedoms, on which penal and juvenile justice systems are based, as well as the execution of sentences and measures for security and the alternative resolution of conflict.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2022-23

When the course is finished, the student must:

1.- Distinguish between procedural or formal law and right of the mother

2.- Know the organic structure of the Spanish Justice model

3.- Know the right to effective judicial protection and their instrumental rights

4.- Differentiate between process and procedure

5.- Distinguish, by its typology, the different procedural acts.

6.- Know the purpose of the criminal process, the typology of its procedures, the competence of the jurisdictional bodies attached to the criminal jurisdictional order, and the parties involved in the criminal process, with special reference to the investigated

7.- know basic notions of the civil process: structure of the process and procedural typology, the evidence in the civil process, the sentence and the resources.





Code: 18516
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,80
Practical credits: 0,60
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,8
    Practical credits: 0,6
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught