Assessing the Role of “the Crown Witness” in the Criminal Procedure Process in Indonesia

Ismail ., Andi Muhammad Sofyan, Nur Azisa


This research was focused on the examination of crown witnesses in the criminal procedure process in Indonesia. The examination is required because the difficulty of the enforcement officers to find evidence, other than the testimony of perpetrator in order to find material truth that can be justified. The result of research indicates that the role of the crown witness in the criminal prosecution process is very significant to find the material truth, for fast and simple process, fulfills the minimum standard of proof, upholds public justice against the perpetrator and determines the pursuit of each perpetrator as their role. A legal protection is required for the crown witness and a policy of criminal procedure law reform through the completing of the Criminal Procedure Code relating to the content of crown witness material firmly and limitative in the future.

Keywords: Proof, Criminal Law, Crown Witness

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