Analysis & Projection of the Implication of Draft Criminal Code towards the Correctional Conditions and Policies

The reformation towards Criminal Law Code (Kitab Undang-Undang Hukum Pidana) (hereinafter referred to as “KUHP) by its drafter constituted the foundation of a building called the national criminal law system. Further, the reformation promotes fundamental mission, namely: decolonialization of KUHP as legacy of colonial regime, domocratizatin of criminal law, consolidation of criminal law, and adaptation as well as harmonization with the current national and international development. The implementation and elaboration of such fundamental mission is both limited and holistic amendment of the criminal law paradigm incorporated in the current KUHP.

The reformation of Draft Criminal Code is expected to achieve 4 (four) matters, namely: the prevention and control of criminal; correctional of the perpetrators; prevention of abuse of power; and conflict resolution within the society. These four benchmarks are placed within the framework of social defence through punishment. Therefore, the substance contains in Draft Criminal Code should result in significant changes to the social defence which shifted the current paradigm of national criminal law.

This change, indeed, will affect number of aspects, one of the most notorious aspect is on the conditions and policies of correctional. Through both paradigm and substantial changes, the projection on the condition and policy of correction will also be affected following this reformation. The changes on conditions and policies of correctional will eventually impact the correctional centre and policies.

For this purpose, mapping on the substantive changes in the Draft Criminal Code in this study is important and significant to analyse the changes that will be occurred towards the conditions and policies of correctional.

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