The Role Of Intelligence In Law Enforcement For Combating Terrorism Cases In Indonesia

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Intelligence is defined as information or knowledge needed to guarantee national security. Intelligence information is needed to read and analyze the movements of terrorist groups, to prevent and minimize the impacts that arise in counter-terrorism efforts. Preliminary evidence from intelligence reports authorizes Special Detachment 88 to arrest suspected terrorists. This research is a case study research that aims to analyze the role of intelligence in countering terrorism in Indonesia in the Thamrin Bombing, the Poso violence, and the Bombing in front of the Cathedral, Makassar. This research finds that intelligence has a very significant role in countering terrorism in Indonesia. However, this role is hampered by the limits of authority and responsibility that can be carried out by the Intelligence Agency or Agency. This condition can be overcome by the synergy between intelligence organizations and counterterrorism agencies in Indonesia. In addition, intelligence can also be given the authority to take priority actions for early prevention.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPena Justisia: Media Komunikasi dan Kajian Hukum
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2023


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