Ius Poenale
Vol. 1 No. 1 (2020)

Application of Diversion in Investigating Child Cases

Ari Saputra (Kejaksaan Negeri Tanggamus di Talang Padang)

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Publish Date
10 Sep 2020


Inversion instrument that is applied in the community in addition to providing benefits, but does not rule out there are also weaknesses. So far, diversion policies are still very little carried out in the regions even though diversion is mandatory. In the juvenile justice system, of course, children get specificity about the investigator. Whereas those who have the right to investigate children are investigators who have experience and dedication for children, because the diversion is not as easy as imagined in its implementation, especially in remote areas. As for the focus in writing this journal is how the policy of application of diversion in the investigation of cases of children and what the impact or consequences of diversion in order to provide the rights of children who are in conflict with the law. The method used in this paper is a method with a juridical approach to Empirical and Normative Juridical. Based on the results of research and discussion, it can be seen that the effectiveness of the policy of diversion of investigators in order to save the future of children is actually far from effective in the field because it is not easy to implement the diversion. The facts on the ground that the implementation of diversion still has technical constraints such as the difficulty of victims signing a peace agreement as one of the non-juridical conditions that has been required in the diversion, so that the implementation of the diversion failed to do. Lack of understanding from the public about diversion, this has the potential to cause public complaints from the public, and the impact or legal consequences of diversion that can avoid bad stigmatization of children and be able to provide alternative solutions in the form of criminal penalties because the function of diversion is to provide a win-win solution. Based on the description above, the writer's suggestion is: It is better for the National Police to be more effective in carrying out diversionary efforts to children who are dealing with the law so that the image of police law enforcement does not prioritize punishment alone but rather seeks a win-win solution for children. The victim should eliminate the egocentric and vengeful attitude towards the suspect child so that the diversion can be carried out properly.

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Law, Crime, Criminology & Criminal Justice Social Sciences


Ius Poenale is an international journal based in Lampung, Indonesia that is issued by the Faculty of Law-Universitas Lampung and aims to yield access to research to motivate studies and knowledge evolution. Ius Poenale is a medium of communication and the development of criminal law that covers on ...