Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Criminal Damage Law

Criminal Damage Law
Second semester
Main language of instruction: Spanish

Other languages of instruction: Catalan,

Teaching staff


  • 01 - To acquire the ability to understand main ideas and participate in conferences or professor led lectures in their academic context.
  • 02 - To acquire the ability to understand, analyse and synthesise
  • 03 - To be able to express one's ideas and arguments in an orderly and coherent way both in oral and written form (written and oral techniques)
  • 05 - To be able to develop skills for group work
  • 23 - To identify the state, doctrinal and legal framework of a complex legal issue
  • 24 - To acquire the skills to resolve problems and make decisions using relevant information and by applying correct methods while placing the issue within a legal system context
  • 26 - To master the techniques and other evidence taking stategies
  • 30 - To master computer techniques for obtaining legal information (legal databases, jurisprudence, and bibliography)



Topic 1 The damage

1.1. Concept
1.2. Requirements
1.3. Types

Topic 2 Subjective imputation

2.1 The subjective imputation
2.2. Responsibility for fault
2.3. Strict liability

Topic 3 The causal link
3.1 Material and legal causality
3.2 The nexus test
3.3. The objective imputation criteria
3.4. Omissions
3.5 The fault of the victim
3.6. Exclusion of the causal link

Topic 4 Liability: reparation
4.1. The obligation to repair
4.2. Forms of repair
4.3. The duty to mitigate the damage
4.4. Liability action and prescription


Topic 5. Responsibility of Parents and Guardi and educational centers

Topic 6. Animal Responsibility and Hunting

Topic 7. Responsibility of the Entrepreneur and or defective Products

Topic 8. Medical Liability

Topic 9. Liability of lawyers and attorneys

Topic 10. Environmental's Responsibility

Topic 11. Responsibility in Air Navigation

Topic 12. Responsibility for Motor Vehicles

Topic 13. Responsibility for Motor Vehicles

Topic 14. Responsibility for IA

Teaching and learning activities

In person

Theoretical explanations, activities and self-assessment exercises.

Classroom activities in order to follow up on students (both individual and in a group)
23 24 26
Presenting concepts and their practical application in the classroom
01 02 03
Individual and group projects

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

Continuous assessment:

- Multiple choice test, general part (T 1 to 4): the 21th February.

-Tests test special responsibilities (T. 5 to 13): at the end of each lesson

-Individual exhibition 10% of the final grade: when indicated.

Continuous assessment students who fail must go to the final exam.


The final exam and subsequent calls will be writed (100 questions multiple choice test)

In second and subsequent calls, continuous evaluation will not be taken into account.

The examination will only be reviewed by prior appointment with a motivated request.



Bibliography and resources

Roca Trías y Navarro Michel, Derecho de Daños, Tirant lo blanc, última edición

Busto Lago y Reglero Campos (coord), Lecciones de Responsabilidad civil, Aranzadi, última edición.

Collantes (dir)(2011): Derecho de Daños. Una perspectiva contemporánea, Motivensa Editora Jurídica.

Thompson Reuters: Practicum Daños, última edición.