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1 Kopertais XII Riau, 2 Pangaraian Sand University
Crimes committed by children in Rokan Hulu Regency have shown an increase, in certain cases against minors who are of concern. especially law enforcement officers. One of the solutions that can be taken in handling cases of child crimes is the approach to the application of the Restorative Justice Principle, which is carried out by diversion. Diversion is carried out to provide protection and rehabilitation for criminal acts of minors. The purpose of this research is to find out how to resolve cases with a Restorative Justice approach to criminal acts committed by minors that occurred in Rokan Hulu Regency. In addition, it is also to find out what are the obstacles for police investigators in applying the principle of Restorative Justice in solving criminal cases of minors at the Rokan Hulu Police. The research method uses empirical law, and the subjects of this research are the parties concerned, namely the Head of Criminal Investigation Unit of Rokan Hulu, the head of the PPA and members of the investigators. The source of the data used is primary data, namely data obtained from field research by conducting observations, interviews, and documentation at the Rokan Hulu Police Station. While secondary data is data obtained from the library. data analysis in a qualitative way and presented descriptively that is to describe, explain, and describe the results of this study so that a final conclusion is obtained. Criminal acts committed by minors are carried out by diversion using a Restorative Justice approach, namely a crime that carries a penalty of imprisonment for under 7 (seven) years and is not a repetition of a crime. In addition, criminal acts with the threat of imprisonment for under 7 (seven) years include persecution, theft, destruction of goods and crimes against decency. It can be concluded that the application of the principle of Restorative Justice through the concept of Diversion against criminal acts committed by children in Rokan Hulu Regency has not been implemented in accordance with Law Number 11 of 2012 concerning the Criminal Justice System for children.
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