The Policy Of Criminal Law In Eradicating Online Prostitution In Indonesia


This research aims to recognize the policy of criminal law toward the online prostitution law in Indonesia. This research uses normative and sociological juridical approach as instruments.The research results show that the progress of information of technology through the internet has been exploited by prostitutes, especially pimps through social media as a place of promotion of female sex workers. This is caused by the factor in which several prostitution places have been closed by the local governments in Indonesia. In relation to this criminal act, the Indonesian Government has had the legal means in overcoming the online prostitution with the Criminal Code, Law Number 21 Year 2007 concerning the Eradication of Crime of Trafficking in Persons, Law Number 35 Year 2014 concerning Child Protection for women who become sex workers who promoted more children, and Law Number 19 Year 2016 about Amendment of Law Number 11 Year 2008 about Information and Electronic Transaction. In reality the online prostitution is still going on.Therefore, the researcher recommends not only the penal law policy but also the penal law policies that need to be improved to provide the  Internet Education Programsat schools that include the use of the Internet especially in the fields of development of sciences, positive activities. Besides it is necessary to involves government’s roles to synergize in taking policies with sciety in order to overcome any kinds of criminal acts.

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Suzanalisa, A. (2018). The Policy Of Criminal Law In Eradicating Online Prostitution In Indonesia. In A. Abdul Rahim, A. A. Rahman, H. Abdul Wahab, N. Yaacob, A. Munirah Mohamad, & A. Husna Mohd. Arshad (Eds.), Public Law Remedies In Government Procurement: Perspective From Malaysia, vol 52. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 147-158). Future Academy.