Police Corruption: Influenced Factors and Suggested Control in Indonesian Police Department

Sigit Somadiyono


Purpose: The main objective of the paper is to discuss the extent, causes and suggested control of police corruption. It is because corruption is wide spread in many developing economies and Indonesia is not an exception. Corruption has infected and vitiated the moral values of the society and the police force cannot be an exception. In fact, corruption of police is not a new phenomenon, but the irony is that the issue has seldom been seized by the organization with a sense of seriousness.

Methods: Data were obtained through the administration of questionnaire to 200 respondents in random university’s students. Moreover, this paper will use specific information about corruption in Indonesia from various case studies, nongovernmental organization and mass media reports too

Result: The result found that most of the respondents not only blamed individual police officers for having low moral values, but they also stated that organizational and societal factors can also cause police officer to become corrupt. The government and police agencies themselves concerned about the existing of corruption within police force of Indonesia.

Conclusions: This paper provides a foundation and suggests a few recommendations that can effectively combat corruption in Indonesia police sector. Therefore, this paper recommends the establishment of a new Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW), Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) that will be discussed further.

Keywords: Corruption, Police, Indonesia, Control, Factors

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