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Criminal Law Session 1

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Definition of criminal law


Definitions and Scope of Criminal law

Legal sources of Indonesian criminal law

Divisions of criminal law

Prof. Moeljatno •

Course: Criminal Law

Criminal law is part of the entire laws practiced in particular country, which provide principles and rules to: 1) to determine what kind of behavior which prohibited, not allowed to, accompanied by punishment or sanction by using certain penal sanction for those who violate the prohibitions  Criminal Act 2) to determine when and in what condition for those who have violated the prohibitons can be inflicted inflicted with prescribed punishment  Criminal Liability/ Criminal Responsibility 1) and 2) = Substantive Criminal Criminal Law 3) to determine by what means/ how the punishment would be inflicted if someone violate the prohibitions   Criminal Procedure

Criminal Law Department, Faculty of Law University of Indonesia 2011

Definition of criminal law

Definition of criminal law

Prof. Simons

Prof. Pompe •

Criminal law is all legal rules which determine what kind of conduct that should be punished , and what kind punishments to be inflicted for for those conducts.

Criminal law is all obligations and p rohibitions provided by a country and treated treated by punishment for the perpetrator perpetrator,, all rules which determine requirements for the legal implications and all rules to give punishment and to implement the penal sanction.



Definition of criminal law

Division of criminal law

Prof. Van Hamel •

Criminal law is all principles and rules hold b y particular country in mantain legal order (rechtsorde) by means of prohibit what in conflict with law and to inflict the punishment for anybody who violate the prohibitions.

Part of legal science which particularly study criminal law . According to Prof. Lemaire, the main object of this science is positive law or the existing criminal law in particular country . However, according to Prof. Simons, the criminal law science not only study the existing law (ius constitutum) but also the future law (ius constituendum)

Substantive law / materiil criminal law (criminal law) The criminal law which is implemented nationally (in all part of a nation)

Ius Poeniendi Formil criminal law (criminal procedure law) The Criminal law which is implented in certain local area (provinces and municipality)

Criminal law science and other sciences

The Criminal Law Science •

Ius Poenale






Sociology of law



VOC era

Indonesian Penal Code and its history •

According to Andi Hamzah

According to Utrecht

- VOC era

- VOC era

-Daendels era

- Nederland Indie era

-Raffles era

- Japanese occupation era

-Comisaris General era

- Independence era


Statuten van Batavia

The law of old Dutch

Principles of Roman law

Adat (customary) law prevailed in other regions Such as: Pepakem Cirebon

-1915 -now

Nederlands Indie era Dualism in criminal law 1. Decree of Dutch King 10/2/1866 (S.1866 no.55) --> aplied for Europeans 2. Ordonnantie 6 May 1872 (S.1872) --> applied for Indonesians and easterners (chinese, Japanese) Unification: Wetboek van Strafrecht voor Nederlandsch - Indie - The decree of the Dutch King 15/10/1915 implemented in 1/1/1918 accompanied by - The decree of the Dutch King 4/5/1917 (S.1917 no. 497) : regulate the transition from older criminal law to new criminal law .

Japanese Occupation era

Wetboek van strafrect still applied Osamu Serei (law) No. 1 /1942, implemented on 7/3/1942 The criminal procedure law has more rules which changed



Independence era •

UUD 1945, article II on Transitional rules “All existing state bodies and regulations still applied as long as the new ones not yet in place according to this constitution”

Legal sources of Indonesian Criminal Law

Law No.1 year 1946 : emphasized the criminal law that prevailed in Indonesia Prevailed in Java and Madura (26/2/1946) Government Regulation No. 8 year 1946 : prevailed in Sumatera Law No. 73 year 1958 : “ The Law which declared that Law No. 1 year 1946 is prevail in all part of the Republic of Indonesia and amend the penal code ”

The Penal Code of Indonesia •

Indonesian Penal Code (and all law and regulations which amended the code) The law and regulations concerning criminal law outside the Penal Code The criminal provisions provided in the non-penal law and regulations

Book I : General Provisions (art 1 – 103) Art 103  The provisions of the first eight chapters of this Book shall also apply to facts on which punishment is imposed by other statutory provisions, unless determined otherwise by statutes

Book II : Crimes (art 104 – 488)

Book III : Misdemeanours (art 489 – 569)



Several statues which amended the penal code 

Law No.1/1946 : implementation of the penal code, alteration of several terms, elimination of several articles, addition of several new articles in Chapter Bab IX - XVI Law No. 20/1946 : addition of the kind of penal sanction in art 10 a KUHP --> pidana Tutupan (close detention)

Emergency Law No. 8/1955 : remove art 527

Law No. 73/1958 : declared that Law No. 1/1946 prevail in all part of Indonesia, added articles 52a, 142a, 154a

Emergency Law No. 1/1960 : added the punishment of articles 188, 359, 360 into 5 years imprisonment or 1 year light imprisonment

Criminal law statutes outside the Penal Code •

Law No. 31/1999 and Law No. 20/2001 on corruption eradication Law No.7/drt/1955 on Economic crimes Law No. 15/2003 on Terorism eradication Law No. 8/2010 on Prevention and eradication of money laundering

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Government Regulation in lieu of Law No. 16/1960 : added the value of non- serious crimes in several articles 364, 373, 379, 384, 407 (1) Goverment Regulation in liew of Law No. 18/1960 : the multiple of Fine punishment 15 times Law No. 1/PNPS/1965 : added art 156 a Law No. 7/1974 : added punishment for gambling provided at art 303 into 10 & 25 million rupiah , art 542 (1) become a Crime (previously misdemeanour), art 303 bis , t he punishment increased into 4 years imprisonment, Fine 10 million rupiah. Law No. 4/1976 amendment and added of crime relating aviation : art 3, art 4 [4], art 95a, 95b,95c, chapter XXIX A of the Penal Code Law No. 20/2001 : remove articles relating to corruption (because they have alreaddy provided in the specific law on corruption)

Examples of “non-criminal law statutes” which contain criminal provisions           

Law on environment Law on Media Law on national education system Law on Banking Law on Taxation Law on Political Party Law on General Election Law on Imigration Law on Capital Market Law on Insurance etc



General criminal law & special criminal law General criminal law Special criminal law Subject (military or non-military)

Non-military criminal statutes

Military criminal statute

In or outside the Penal code

The Penal code and statutes which altered the Penal code

Law on economic crimes , Law on corruption, military criminal law, Law on tax crimes


All criminal law legislation which applied in general (the Penal code, law on economic crimes, Law on corruption crimes, etc)

Criminal provisions provided in the non-criminal law legislation


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