Forensic Examination and Restorative Justice for Drug Abusers: An Alternative in Handling Drug Cases in Indonesia

Authors

  • Warsino Warsino1, Supanto Supanto2, Widodo Tresno Novianto3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i2.3502

Keywords:

drugs; restorative justice; penal; forensic test.

Abstract

The approach of restorative justice is a new paradigm in responding the crime of drug abuse. So far, the efforts in acting upon drug abuse uses the prohibitionist principle. This approach has the perspective that the drug abuse is illegal and is a violation of law, and therefore must be prohibited. The focus of this policy is the efforts of controlling policies in minimizing drug black markets through punitive ways and imprisonment. Restorative justice is the most logical and humane choice for drug abusers who are not involved in the distribution network. They are victims who must be healed and restored, as opposed to being imprisoned. There are many positive effects of drug abuse rehabilitation. The drug abuser will be saved from their problem of addiction of illegal drugs. It is hoped that when they are healed, they can return to the society and socialize with the people as before.

Author Biography

Warsino Warsino1, Supanto Supanto2, Widodo Tresno Novianto3

1Doctoral Student, Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta, 2Professor, Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta, 3Associate Professor, Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta

Published

2020-04-29

How to Cite

Warsino Warsino1, Supanto Supanto2, Widodo Tresno Novianto3. (2020). Forensic Examination and Restorative Justice for Drug Abusers: An Alternative in Handling Drug Cases in Indonesia. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(2), 2554-2559. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i2.3502