International Summer School

12-16 July 2021

The International Summer School on “AI and Criminal Justice”, organized by Luiss School of Law in cooperation with Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is an advanced course which gives a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the interrelations between AI and criminal justice.
The course is one-of-a-kind, as it will bring together internationally recognized academics and practitioners who will co-teach during the interdisciplinary modules of the course.
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.
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.
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.

Academic Directors:
Prof. Dr. Christoph Burchard
Prof. Dr. Antonio Gullo
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe F. Italiano

For more information about how to apply please click here...
Deadline for Applications: by 30 June 2021


Monday 12 July 2021
Morning 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Afternoon 2:00 pm-6:00pm

Presentation of the Programme
Module 1:
Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine
Learning Algorithms
Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms

Tuesday 13 July 2021
Morning 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Afternoon 2:00 pm-6:00pm

Module 2:
Agency and Responsibility for and of Harmful Artificial Intelligence
AI Agents’ Criminal Liability
The Implications of Artificial Intelligence on The Financial
Market Manipulation by High Frequency Traders

Wednesday 14 July 2021
Morning 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Afternoon 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Module 3:
The Use of Algorithms to Prevent Crimes
AI and Cybersecurity
Predictive Policing Algorithms: General Introduction
and Concrete Applications

Thursday 15 July 2021
Morning 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Afternoon 3:00 pm-5:30 pm

Module 4:
Artificial Intelligence and Criminal Compliance
Roundtable. Artificial Intelligence and Criminal Compliance
Practical Lab

Friday 16 July 2021
Morning 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Afternoon 3:30 pm-5:30pm

Module 5:
The Use of Risk Assessment Algorithms
in the Decision-Making Processes
Algorithmic Risk Assessment in The Decision-Making Processes
Algorithmic Risk Assessment in Sentencing

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Presented by:
Luiss School of Law and the Research Initiative “ConTrust: Trust in Conflict – Political Life under Conditions of Uncertainty” at the Research Centre "Normative Orders" of Goethe University. With the support and participation of Elettronica Group


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