THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PUNISHMENT AGAINST CHILDREN WHO COMMIT CRIMINAL ACTS OF NARCOTICS DISTRIBUTION
The development of the times is a factor related to the number of child delinquency increasing as well as the level of seriousness, this delinquency usually begins with deviant behavior caused by various internal and external factors. One of the most frightening problems is the number of cases of children dealing with the law of criminal acts of distributing narcotics. This has brought fundamental social changes in people's lives and greatly influenced the values and behavior of children. However, a child as a perpetrator of a criminal offense applies special protection to protect the interests of the child and the child's future. Therefore, this research aims to examine in-depth criminal actions for children caught in drug trafficking cases with a legal approach method. This paper uses normative legal research which functions to provide answers to all questions and problem formulations by helping to help explain briefly the discussion of research results. In this research, it discusses the concept of punishment for children who distribute narcotics has not been effective, because when children become perpetrators in a criminal offense it is not impossible to find the same handling as adults, therefore it is very necessary and mandatory for law enforcement officials who handle children's cases to be given a corridor of limitation of rules and guidelines.
Sentencing, Human Rights, Children, Narcotics