Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Establishing Humanistic Tendencies through Restorative Justice in the Law Enforcement Context

Author(s): Christina Maya Indah Susilowati

This paper is aimed to study how to accelerate restorative justice into police prudent-cautious actions. Through this perspective, restorative justice is expected to support the police task and to lead to a humanistic, responsive behavior and dignified police force which fit well to the community needs. Restorative justice emerges as a response to the goal of criminal law which is to restore the conflict in the community. In its early implementation in Indonesia, restorative justice was possibly be considered against the law because of its non existence in penal code of criminal law. The main idea which underline the importance of restorative justice, is that the police shall bring the value of humanity and fairness in implementing the duty of police as law enforcement apparatus.