Legal Aid for Poor Community in Socio Legal Perspective: Case Study of Criminal Case Handlings Involving Poor Community Based on Justice Values

Rezky Tamelah, Suteki .


The provision of legal aid to the poor is one of the actions of the noble profession of advocates and the moral movement that advocates for human rights, in fact, not all advocates are morally aware of their obligations. There are still many deviations found in the provision of legal aid for the poor. This condition is certainly contrary to the noble values of the advocate profession itself, in the presence of this matter, which shows still can be found deviations in practiceThe problem studied in this research is why the advocate has not applied the value of justice in handling criminal case involving the poor, how the Advocate impact that has not yet applied the value of justice in handling criminal case which in this case involving the poor and how pattern / model of handling of criminal case against The poor by justice-based advocates.The method used in this research is with socio-legal research approach that comes from collecting data obtained from primary data and secondary data, then analyzed by qualitative analysis method.The results of this study ultimately provide an answer that Advocates who have not yet applied the value of justice in handling criminal cases involving the poor are due to legal substance, legal structure, and legal culture, Not yet applying the value of justice in handling criminal cases against the poor is like the emergence of mistrust of the law, besides the model of handling criminal cases against the poor by advocates based on the value of justice is the implementation of constructive strategies, such as: Legislation Planning, Policies and Activities Related to the Fulfilling Right to Legal Aid.Suggestions from this research are to Advocates regarding Integrity, morality, idealism, and professionalism of law enforcement officers should be further enhanced, in addition to the restrictions on the provision of legal aid in LBH should also be reviewed in order to enforce the principle of providing legal aid as widelyadn equality before the law.

Keywords: Criminal Case, Poor People, Advocates and Justice Values.

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