Legal Protection for Women Victims of Rape in the Criminal Justice System
Perlindungan Hukum Terhadap Perempuan Korban Tindak Pidana Perkosaan Dalam Sistem Peradilan Pidana
Keywords:Legal Protection, women, victims, rape, criminal justice system
Attention and protection of the interests of victims of the crime of rape either through the criminal justice process or through certain social care facilities is an absolute part that needs to be considered in criminal law policies and social policies, by executive, legislative and judicial institutions as well as by existing social institutions. The purpose of writing is to know the treatment of victims of rape in the criminal justice system. What efforts can be made to provide legal protection for victims of the crime of rape. The approach used in this research is a normative juridical approach, namely the research carried out refers to the legal norms contained in the legislation and court decisions as well as norms that apply in the community or also concerning the habits that apply in the community. The results of this study are known to law enforcement officers in providing services and protection to victims, should be guided by a sense of humanity, and in cases of rape not only use the basis, but equally use the Criminal Code Law outside the Criminal Code (not using one chapter accusations). Efforts that can be made to provide legal protection to victims of the crime of rape (a) provide a Special Service Room (RPK) (b) provide capable assistance (c) After the perpetrator is sentenced by a judge, the victim is entitled to protection which includes: legal advice, and/or obtain temporary living expenses assistance until the end of the protection period.