Born in Cremona on the 8th of December 1950, he was in 1978 appointed judge in the Courts of Padua and Bologna and in 1986, when he became Professor in criminal law, he decided to forgo a judicial career and started to practice as a lawyer. Currently, he is lecturer at the University of Bologna for the academic courses of Criminal Law and Commercial Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law and Economic Criminal Law at the Faculty of Economics.
He is Head Editor of the criminal law review “Ius17@unibo.it – Studi e materiali di diritto penale” and member of the Scientific Committee of the criminal law review “L’indice penale”. He has written many scientific articles and works, including the books “La tutela penale del segreto industriale” (“The criminal protection of the industrial secret”, 1979), “Il disvalore di evento nell’illecito penale” (“The meaning of the event in the criminal offence”, 1983), “Problemi attuali di diritto penale societario” (“Current problems of corporate criminal law”, 1985), “Il falso in bilancio” (“Accounting Fraud”, 2 editions, 1996 and 2004), “Diritto penale dell’economia” (“Economic Criminal Law”, 3 editions, 2010, 2013 and 2016, with E. Amati).
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