Indonesia still has less expert
in the Forensic Psychology field recently. While, in every court of crime,
corruption, and terrorism, it is needed advice by the Forensic expert to the
judges’ consideration of the final decision.
Chairman Of The Association Of
Forensic Psychology (APSIFOR), Dra. Reni Kusumowardhani, M.Psi, Psikolog, said
that nowadays there are 300 participants of the Forensic Psychology association
that the number is still very limited compared to a number of cases that must
be handled upon request legal apparatus. She said for the only terrorist case,
already 200 cases handled.
“Approximately 200 terrorist suspect who are recommended, whether they involve radical terror with high level or not, so deradicalization or isolation must have existed, “ Reni said to journalists in leisure time of workshop assessment of forensic psychology practically: case study held by Faculty of psychology UGM and APSIFOR at seminar room faculty of psychology UGM, Tuesday (29/1).
Reni said that APSIFOR was asked
help for analyzing of forensic psychology for suspicion of a corruption case.
Since AU case until SN, We continue to give recommendation analysis.” She said.
In Reni’s Opinion, Analysis and
recommendation from a team of Forensic Psychology experts, some of them become
reference judges for the final decision in court. “ Alhamdulillah, our experts of
recommendation were listened by judges,” Reni said.
Aside from APSIFOR also fulfills demanding to overcome
other cases, for instance, homicide, molestation, until rape case. In Reni’s
opinion, although she appreciated the police and attorney who ask their help
for solving the problem, she recognizes limitation the number of association
participant still exist, so is not all demanding was solved by the same person,
“ she said.
The limitation of the Forensic
Psychologist was realized by Reni because no formal education institution
specifically impress Forensic Psychologists, even though this field has a
specific skill. All this time fellow of association are psychologists
certificated from National Profession certification . “although no formal
education, it does not matter because the important thing is the code of ethics
in psychology always held by following competence and training exams,“ She
The expert of Forensic Psychology
from Maastricht University, Prof. Corine De Ruiter, Ph.D., said that the
Forensic psychology field is a new field in the world. in some countries,
uneasily lay this profession of profession list was considered important in the
handling of law case.
In Holland, Corine said, recently
recommendation from a team of Forensic Psychologist become consideration
material for judges before deciding the final decision for suspicion in court.
“role and recommendation forensic psychologist are listened by judges,
especially their occupation has legal protection.
In her country, Corine said,
every suspicion who will be thrown in jail or sent to mental hospital depends
on a recommendation from forensic psychology.
Although she has known yet
further to the development and role forensic psychologist in Indonesia, Corine
appreciated emerging association gives role in every case in court, even is
listened to advise for judges. To get legal protection and formal education to
this profession, so necessary by this profession later. (UGM Public Relation/