Southeast Asia refers to the part of Asia that includes the Indochinese Peninsula and the nations of Maritime Southeast Asia. The region is situated in the southeastern part of the continent, south of China, east of India, and to the north of Australia. According to the United Nations Population Division, approximately 668 million people live in Southeast Asia (2020).
Prostitution, interpreted as a "crime against decency/morality", is illegal in Indonesia. Nevertheless, the practice still is widespread, tolerated and regulated. UNICEF estimates that 30 percent of the female prostitutes in Indonesia are below 18 years of age.
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Crime is segmented into two broad classifications: "Crimes" and "Offenses". The death penalty executed by a firing squad is available and very frequently used, as a deterrent against crime.
This is only placeholder text : Forensic DNA Profiling used in conjunction with a DNA Database aids criminal justice systems to efficiently and effectively resolve crime as well as protect the innocent. Despite these benefits the use of DNA profiling and the establishment of DNA Databases remains limited.
A National DNA Database holds the DNA profiles of certain suspects arrested and thereafter convicted, for recordable offences and DNA profiles collected from some crime scenes. West Africa is in the early stages of recognising the importance of maximising the potential use of DNA profiling to enhance its capacity to solve cases with DNA, which will ultimately facilitate crime reduction. This requires certain changes in legislation which is required to ensure that every person arrested for an alleged offence as well as all convicted offenders, will have their DNA profiles loaded onto the Database.
A National DNA Database holds the DNA profiles of certain suspects arrested and thereafter convicted, for recordable offences and DNA profiles collected from some crime scenes.
There are an estimated 70,000-80,000 victims of child sex trafficking in Indonesia. Despite this alarmingly high number, Indonesian authorities arrested only 132 traffickers in 2019. The police struggle to identify victims and rely heavily on assistance from NGOs.
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