Study explores Indonesian judges' views on women in rape, drug & adultery cases, examining how laws & norms shape judicial reasoning and language.

The thesis investigates how Indonesian judges view female victims in rape cases and female defendants in narcotics and adultery crimes and how their views are shaped by the interplay of laws, legal pluralism, social norms and situations. Through analysis of court cases, interviews, and sentencing patterns, this study delves into how judicial reasoning and language in Indonesia reflect assumptions about gender. As an empirical qualitative study of criminal justice in action, this research seeks to contribute insights into a more just and equitable legal system in Indonesia.

This seminar is Theodora's final presentation of her doctoral candidature. 

About the speaker

Theodora Putri is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia (UI). She has worked with the Attorney General’s Office, the Corruption Eradication Commission and the Supreme Court of Indonesia on access to justice, criminal justice reform, and gender-based violence. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in law from UI and is completing a PhD at the Australian National University.

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