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Penal mediation in the Criminal Justice System

MEDIASIIn the criminal justice system for pursue any penal mediation background of thought associated with the ideas ofreform of criminal law (penal reform), and the problems associated with pragmatism.

The background of ideas “penal reform” ideas that include the protection of victims, the idea of harmonization,restorative justice ideas, ideas to overcome stiffness or formality in the existing system, the idea of avoiding the negative effect of the criminal justice system and criminal system that exists today, especially in the search for an alternative to imprisonment (alternative to imprisonment or alternative to custody).

Background of pragmatism among others is to reduce stagnation or accumulation of matter (“the problems of courtcase overload”), for simplification of the judicial process.

Penal mediation is an alternative settlement penal offense outside lane. In the settlement of a criminal case if the path is usually always a penal sentences by judges against the perpetrators, it is philosophically sometimes notplease everybody, therefore there needs to be thought through the completion of the criminal case of ADR(Alternative Dispute Resolution) with the intention that can resolve the conflict between the offender to the victim. Read the rest of this entry »

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Development of Judicial Power Reforms

judgeReform is an effort to enhance or improve the situation we want or expect, in this case towards the improvement of judicial power. The word progress means change, while the changes may mean progress orimprovements we want / expect or just the opposite can mean a setback, even irregularities or fraud that we do not want.

so it is meant with the development or progress of reform does not rule out the possibility that in development, which was originally intended as a reform, improvement or repair, in reality it is (consciously or unconsciously) to deviate from what we want or expect.

Judge as the perpetrators of judicial power should be subject to the legislation. In examining and dropping decisions judges must judge according to the law, must not violate the law. Judges should be subject to the legislation. The establishment of any law or statute itself is great influence on the behavior of judges, because judges have to judge according to the law and must not violate the law.

Judicial power is the power of the state to conduct an independent judiciary to uphold law and justice. Therefore, the principle of justice between the others is the surveillance in the form of legal remedy.

A final decision the judge (judicial decision) should be definitive, complete and not raise doubts, the judge must be true (res judicata pro veretate habetur), which means not easily altered or repaired, except with the remedy. The verdict is abstinence to be withdrawn.

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