Environmental Maintenance through the Application of Adat (Criminal) Sanctions on Baduy Communities


  • Umi Rozah




Environmental Maintenance, Baduy Communities, Customary law, criminal sanctions


This article aims to describe the implementation of customary criminal sanctions used by the Baduy
community in maintaining and preserving their nature and the effectiveness of the use of customary
sanctions in preventing and overcoming actions that damage the environment of the Baduy community. It
is a qualitative research to produce descriptive data, where the approach used is socio-legal research using
secondary data as a normative or doctrinal approach, and uses a social approach to explore primary data in
the form of values and interpret the behavior of local communities in solving customary cases. The results
of this study indicate that the life of the Baduy community which is supported by agriculture and cultivation
is very dependent on natural preservation. The maintenance and preservation of the environment in the
Baduy community is highly respected. Various ways to preserve nature through avoidance of goods and
modern lifestyle are carried out from generation to generation so as not to change the order of nature and the
environment. In preserving nature, the Baduy community provides guidelines on certain actions that their
indigenous people should not take, such as burning forests, cutting trees in certain areas.

Author Biography

Umi Rozah

Lecture at Department of Criminal Law, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia



How to Cite

Umi Rozah. (2021). Environmental Maintenance through the Application of Adat (Criminal) Sanctions on Baduy Communities . Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 1206-1213. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14485