Communication Model of Law Enforcement Officials in Central Jakarta District Court

Aan Widodo


The trial is one of the communication contexts in law enforcement. The process of law enforcement through trials contains aspects of messages, communicators, and purpose of communication as well as the unique communication events, which seen from the language and the communication process. The purpose of this study is to map the communication models for law enforcement in court as part of the law enforcement process. The approach used is qualitative research with ethnography of communication method. Data was obtained from participatory observation, interviews with informants, and document analysis in the Central Jakarta District Court. The result showed that the roles, interests, goals, and types of communication actors distinguished communication events in the trials. Communication actors as law enforcers at the trials consist of Judges, Public Prosecutors, and Legal Advisors who are interacting and communicating with each other. Interaction and communication in the trials in the study of communication ethnography theory developed communication models. The communication models are: (1) The law enforcement communication model in the courtroom consists of the communication of the judges, the communication model of the prosecutor, and the legal advisor communication model; (2) Communication model among law enforcers in the courtroom.


law enforcement; trials; communication model


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