Donato Castronuovo - Profile

Donato Castronuovo is Full Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Ferrara (Italy). Formerly, he has been PhD candidate and carried out research and teaching for three decades at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). His preferred areas of research include the general theory of negligent crimes; rule of law and general clauses; constitutional principles and criminal law; complementary and corporate criminal law, with particular reference to workplace, environmental, food and product safety; medical professional responsibility; criminal liability of collective entities and corporations. He fluently speaks French and German and has conducted several research periods in many European institution, primarily at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin and at the Max-Planck-Institut für Strafrecht in Freiburg i.Br. (Germany). He has been visiting professor at several European universities, including Strasbourg, Paris X, Université de Corse, Université de Franche-Comté Besançon.

He has taken part to numerous research project at both national and European level and is member of the editorial board of several criminal law scientific reviews and book series; moreover, since 2016 he is member of the Board of Professors of the Doctorate in “EU law and national systems” at the University of Ferrara, where since November 2018 he is also Deputy Director of MacroCrimes - Center for European Legal Studies on Macro-Crime, funded by the Department of Excellence programme.

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