‘Hand Catch Operation’ on Corruption Crimes: The Case of the KPK in Indonesia

Hendrik Dengah, M. Syukri Akub, Slamet Sampurno, Syamsuddin Muchtar


This paper examines the effectiveness of anticorruption law enforcement functions of the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission. Type of the research was an empirical legal research. The research was conducted in the Office of the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission, the Indonesian National Police, and the Attorney General's Office of the Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta. The results show that the investigations carried out by the Indonesian National Police and the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission at this time, must be recognized as not optimal, given that there are still various factors that are obstacles in the investigation process of the corruption crime. The main factor of the aspect of formal legal substance which is multiple interpretations in the formulation of corruption offenses, including the interpretation of ‘Hand Catch Operations’ from various approaches. The legal structure aspect is mainly related to investigative institutions that are not yet integral, with a system of coordination that is not yet synergic and harmonious, while the legal culture aspect is mainly not yet established the support of anti-corruption community participation in efforts to eradicate corruption.

Keywords: Corruption; Criminal Law; Hand Catch Operation; KPK

DOI: 10.7176/JLPG/81-15

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