The Urgency of Abolishing the Death Penalty on Sexual Crimes According to Islamic Law and the Perspective of Pancasila

Layyin, Mahfiana The Urgency of Abolishing the Death Penalty on Sexual Crimes According to Islamic Law and the Perspective of Pancasila. Atlantis Press.

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The death penalty against perpetrators of sexual crimes according to Perppu No. 1 of 2016 can be applied if the victim is caused by more than one person, the victim is seriously injured, has a mental disorder, suffers from an infectious disease, damaged reproductive functions until the victim dies. In addition, in imposing punishment for perpetrators of sexual crimes, it is aggravating because the victims are children. This study aims to examine alternatives to punishment other than the death penalty for perpetrators of sexual violence. This study uses a normative method with a statutory approach and examines various regulations regarding the death penalty. The death penalty is considered no longer effective, even some countries have abolished the death penalty and there is no evidence that the implementation of the death penalty has reduced crimes. The death penalty is not in accordance with the purpose of punishment, namely to improve the perpetrators themselves because they are considered lost and sick people so that they need to be treated in order to recover. In Islamic law, the perpetrators of sexual crimes are equated with adultery, but if accompanied by violence, only the perpetrators are sanctioned in the form of stoning if they are married, but if they are still single, they are only punished with whipping. However, through the process of at least four male witnesses who have been sworn in and confessions from the perpetrators of sexual crimes. Perpetrators of sexual crimes should only be imprisoned for life as a middle way that is taken so that it does not conflict with international regulations and in accordance with the punishment in the RUU-KUHP.This research can contribute to efforts to reformulate the death penalty for perpetrators of sexual violence so that the purpose of punishment can be achieved, namely to provide opportunities for perpetrators to realize their actions and improve the attitudes of perpetrators and protect their rights. Because the death penalty is not effective in suppressing cases of sexual violence in Indonesia.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 300 Ilmu Sosial > 340 Law
300 Ilmu Sosial > 340 Law > 346 Private law
Depositing User: dosen dosen
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2023 01:52
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2023 01:52

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