Social Behavior of Narcotics Abusers in Law Enforcement Officials in Karawang Regency of Indonesia

  • Gunadi University of Merdeka Malang, Indonesia
  • Bonaventura Ngarawula University of Merdeka Malang, Indonesia
  • Praptining Sukowati University of Merdeka Malang, Indonesia
Keywords: Social Behavior, Narcotics Abusers, Law Enforcement Officials

Abstract

This research is motivated by the rampant illicit trafficking of narcotics in Indonesia which has increased tremendously and is increasingly concerning. This is evidenced by the discovery of an increasingly diverse modus operandi of narcotics crimes. Such as the use of technological advances, namely by conducting illicit narcotics trade through the internet and organizing narcotics transactions that are increasingly sophisticated and closed, either by land, sea, or air. The illicit circulation of narcotics is getting more and more rampant, not only in big cities but has begun to spread to villages. Drug abuse is no longer a fashion or prestige, but the motivation has been used as a kind of escape. Drug abuse does not only attack adults, but also young people. Not only the poor but also the rich. Artists, high-ranking state officials, and even law enforcement officers are not a few who are trapped in this narcotics trap. Karawang is one of the regencies in West Java Province which has urban characteristics, it is also inseparable from the problem of narcotics abuse. Based on data from the Karawang District Police, it has been shown that there is an increase in narcotics abuse cases. In 2017 there were 122 cases with 149 suspects, and in 2019 it increased to 199 cases with 246 suspects. Among the suspects are members of the Police. The existence of cases of narcotics abuse by unscrupulous members of the Police is very ironic, because the police as law enforcement officers are supposed to be law enforcers but what happens is they become law violators. Therefore, this study aims to describe and analyze the social behavior of narcotics abusers in law enforcement officers in the Karawang Regency and the factors behind this social behavior. By using a qualitative approach, this study concludes: first, the social behavior of narcotics abusers in law enforcement officers in Karawang Regency is manifested in the form of knowledge, attitudes, and actions that deviate from prevailing social norms. Second, the factors behind the social behavior of narcotics abusers in law enforcement officers in Karawang Regency include internal factors, namely from unstable personalities and physically weak.

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Published
2021-08-11
How to Cite
Gunadi, Bonaventura Ngarawula, & Praptining Sukowati. (2021). Social Behavior of Narcotics Abusers in Law Enforcement Officials in Karawang Regency of Indonesia. International Journal of Research in Social Science and Humanities (IJRSS) ISSN:2582-6220, 2(6), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.47505/IJRSS.2021.9197
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