Essence of Law Enforcement of Legislative Election Crimes Andi Baso Zulfakar, Slamet Sampurno, Muhadar, Amir Ilyas
Faculty of Law Hasanuddin University
Elections are a form of peoples political participation in a democratic country, so cleanliness, honesty and fairness in the implementation of general elections will reflect the quality of a countrys democracy. Indonesia from the beginning has had regulations regarding elections. However, this ideal condition does not seem to run smoothly without anomalies or phenomena that injure the idealistic values of the General Election, from the very beginning to the last General Election, there are always violations of Election norms. Election crime in Indonesia has experienced several developments, including; the wider scope of election criminal acts, the increase in types of election criminal acts, and the increase in criminal sanctions. Efforts to uphold the law against election crimes are a way to achieve honest and fair elections carried out using criminal law, in the form of imprisonment and confinement / fines. Election crime is seen as a prohibited act that is serious in nature and must be resolved immediately, so that the objective of establishing criminal provisions to protect the democratic process through elections can be achieved. The issue raised is whether the nature of law enforcement against legislative election criminal offenses. This type of research is normative research supported by empirical data. The approach used is a conceptual / theoretical approach, legislation approach and comparative approach. The results of this study indicate that the nature of law enforcement of legislative election criminal acts is an effort to force compliance with laws that are general or individual in nature through preventive and repressive efforts in an effort to realize an overflowing and fair legislative elections.