Kedudukan Hasil Autopsi Sebagai Alat Bukti dalam Perkara Tindak Pidana Pembunuhan (Studi di Kepolisian Resor Pematangsiantar)
Keywords:autopsy,, evidence,, murder
At the stage of the investigation into the crime of homicide, an evidence process is needed to determine whether the perpetrator of the crime was right or not to commit the crime that occurred. One of the steps taken to find evidence in a homicide case is an autopsy conducted by a forensic doctor. The problem in this study is how the position of the autopsy results as evidence in the case of the crime of murder (study at the Pematang Siantar Police Resort). This study uses a Juridical Empirical Research method using a Conceptual Approach Method to collect primary data by conducting interviews with the Pematang Siantar Resort Police who act as investigators in the process of proving the crime of murder in the jurisdiction of the Pematang Siantar Resort Police and also using secondary data. Based on the research conducted, the results obtained that the position of the autopsy results for the purpose of proving the crime of murder is classified as valid documentary evidence. Then the obstacle faced by investigators in taking autopsy results as documentary evidence is that sometimes there are families who do not agree to autopsies on victims.