Keperluan SOP Khusus untuk Tahanan dan Penyiasatan Individu Autisme

Necessity of Standard Operation Procedure for Detention and Interrogation of Individual with Autism


  • Zuliza Mohd Kusrin Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), MALAYSIA
  • Wafaa’ Yusof Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), MALAYSIA
  • Zuraini Yaakub Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), MALAYSIA



Autisme, Perilaku seksual, Kesalahan jenayah, Prosedur tangkapan standard


Autism is one group of neurological disorder that affects one’s communication skills, social interaction and repetitive and stereotype behavior. Due to their behavior, they tend to have obsessive interest, no empathy and moral reasoning. Previous cases in Western countries show that some of them are also involved with serious criminal offences such as killing, arson, random shooting, cybercrime and sexual offences. In Malaysia, increasing amount of autism with the ratio of 1 to 68 of normal or mentally sound individual resulted in the necessity to address specific legal rights of autism who may involve in criminal. Meanwhile, the standard operation procedure (SOP) used during detention and interrogation procedure of mentally sound individual is also applied towards any suspect including individual with autism. The enforcement of the SOP eventually lead to arises of various problems, reaction and question from the aspect of the validity of the action and legal rights of autism. The objective of the study is to analyze the character of autism that tends to criminal’s behavior and the need to create specific SOP for detention and interrogation of individual with autism. The research framework is content analysis. The method of gathering data is semi-structure interview with police, senior counselor and psychiatrist in the field of autism as well as teachers of special education programmed. The implication of the discussion discovers the need to have specific SOP of detention and interrogation for individual with autism in order to guarantee criminal legal rights of individual with autism.


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Author Biographies

Zuliza Mohd Kusrin, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), MALAYSIA



Wafaa’ Yusof, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), MALAYSIA



Zuraini Yaakub, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), MALAYSIA




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How to Cite

Mohd Kusrin, Z., Yusof, W., & Yaakub, Z. (2020). Keperluan SOP Khusus untuk Tahanan dan Penyiasatan Individu Autisme: Necessity of Standard Operation Procedure for Detention and Interrogation of Individual with Autism. Al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues, 5(1), 179–187.