Developing Indonesia's criminal justice systems to reduce corruption

The Integrated Criminal Justice System for Access to Justice Short Term Award is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The Award is managed by Australia Awards in Indonesia (AAI) and is being delivered by The University of Queensland’s International Development unit. The Australia Awards Scholarships and Short Term Awards (STA) offer the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research, and professional development in Australia. Short Term Awards are a key component of the Australia Awards in Indonesia program.

Participants standing for group photo in UQ's Global Change Institute atrium - which has a natural green wall behind them.
AAI Integrated Criminal Justice System for Access to Justice Short Term Award participants and delivery team

The Government of Indonesia has identified the development of an Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS) as a policy direction based on recommendations by the Police, Attorney-General’s office, Supreme Court and the Corruption Eradication Commission. The ICJS’s dashboard was launched in January 2019. On 13 February 2017, the Coordinating Ministry of Political, Legal and Security Affairs hosted the signing of MOUs between several government ministries and agencies including the Indonesian National Police (POLRI) and the Attorney General Office (Kejagung) to develop an integrated online system Sistem Penanganan Perkara Terpadu berbasis Teknologi Informasi (SPPT-TI). SPPT-TI allows the public to access information online about the progress of case management, starting from an investigation by the police to the handing over of the case dossier to the District Attorney. This roadmap aligns with Corruption Prevention Action Plan 2019-2020 as part of the National Strategy of Corruption Prevention’s implementation.

The AAI Integrated Criminal Justice System for Access to Justice STA allows Indonesian and Australian government officials to benchmark integrated criminal justice systems, their development, implementation and use. The short course also enables discussion of related strategies, regulations and policies, and the coordination of case handling, cost optimisation, support facilities and controls. An important aspect of the course will be to provide relevant practical examples of the use of the Australian integrated system in practice.

During their study in Australia, 23 course participants from Indonesian institutions that manage and collaborate on the criminal justice system had the opportunity to visit and speak to representatives from various Australian institutions to learn about their work and benchmark Australian practices with those in the Indonesian context. Participants visited and listened to presentations from the Queensland Police Service, Women’s Legal Service, Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts, Australian Law Reform Commission, Caxton Community Legal Service, Australian Institute of Criminology, High Court of Australia, Attorney-General’s Department, and Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Participant testimonials

Andreas Nathaniel
Head of Legal Policy Division, Indonesia Judiciary Monitoring Society, Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia

I applied for the AAI Short Course in Integrated Criminal Justice System because I wanted to learn how to enhance the involvement and treatment of victims of crime within the Criminal Justice System in Indonesia. Through this course, I have learnt that in the Australian legal system, the victims of crime are not neglected and that the Australian Government is always ready to help them. I have become more confident in my skills to advocate the victim perspective within the Indonesia criminal justice system. This course has also encouraged me to learn more about the best possible way to insert victim’s involvement in Indonesia Criminal Justice System later on.

Yoyok Darmanto
Indonesia Cyber Security Analyst in National Cyber Encryption Agency of Indonesia (Badan Siber dan Sandi Negara Republik Indonesia/BSSN)

The AAI Short Course in Integrated Criminal Justice Systems is very important because of the opportunity to learn about the system created by the Australian government. This course opened my mind to how Australia is concerned with community service and the progress of the country, rather than prioritising the sectoral ego in each agency. I learnt many lessons during this course such as how the Australian Government (QPS, ABS, ACIC/AIC) and Legal Aid Commission Agencies must ensure that information/data is kept confidential. I also learnt about the benefits of the Australian system, especially cooperation and collaboration in the government.

In Indonesia, BSSN ensures the confidentiality of data in every agency, however, it is dependent on input from employees. If an employee resigns or moves to another unit this affects the data security.

From this course, I have seen the benefit of security testing the document applications that deal with data. I can apply this knowledge back in Indonesia and share with IT the importance of application security testing. Document application security testing methodology can also be used in other agencies outside of law enforcement officers. With these documents and changes, the business process in BSSN can be even better.

Djohan Andika
Indonesia National Police

I decided to apply for the Australia Awards Short Course to learn how the Integrated Criminal Justice Systemworks effectively in Australia. I wanted to increase my knowledge and learn how to improve my projects in Indonesia. The highlight in the course is learning about the discipline of the Australian people, their obedience to the rules, and protection of privacy. The law system in Australia is new and interesting because every state in Australia has its own laws. I have learnt, that even though there is no IT system in Australia like SPPT TI, their ICJS works effectively. I came to understand during the course that protecting one’s privacy is very important.

Andi Julia Cakrawala
Judicial Judge in the Indonesian Supreme Court

I decided to apply for a short course at AAI specifically related to  Integrated Criminal Justice System / SPPT-TI so I could apply it in my profession in Indonesia. Through learning, sharing experiences and visiting several institutions, I have developed a framework and understanding of data integration from the Supreme Court to puskarda (Date Exchange Centre). I have learnt about the Australian process of data migration and sharing. We were taught that the exchange of data that is related to the defendant’s identity is inputted by the police so that when the case is submitted to the court the data is automatically present in the SIPP application (case tracking information system).

What I learned in Brisbane, was how the cases that were lightly charged had been carried out systemically from the police to the magistrate court.  This is interesting because in Indonesia, the identity data of the accused is integrated at every level of examination (police, prosecutors, courts, prisons).  This increases the potential of input errors and differences in data.  I hope to be able to encourage the unification of the data related to the identity of the defendant, so that there will be little potential for human errors and no differences in data input at the APH institution, especially in the court.

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Last updated:
3 November 2020