Anton Hendrik Samudra

Anton Hendrik Samudra


I have been working at the Faculty of Law, University of Surabaya for seven years and counting. I am currently a senior assistant professor at the Criminal Law Department, and had been working as the Head of the department from 2019 until 2022.

I took my master’s degree in 2010 and graduated as a first class honours and as the top of the class in 2011 at Master of Law Programme, Faculty of Law University of Airlangga. I had been serving as the Managing Editor of Jurnal Yustika: Media Hukum dan Keadilan Law Journal from 2018 until 2022, and now serving as the Editorial Board of it. I also had been serving as a consultant in Law Service and Legal Aid Bureau at the faculty, and also have been actively involved in one of the social NGOs in Surabaya.

Currently, I am working on my research as a full-time postgraduate researcher at The Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, University of Leeds with a full scholarship from the Puslapdik-LPDP, the Republic of Indonesia.

Research interests

My research revolves around cybercrime and law enforcement, and I have conducted several studies on technology-aided crime deterrence, including the distribution of hoaxes, cyber hate, and computer-mediated fraud. Currently, I am seeking to expand my research on the framework for electronic evidence in the evidentiary process of cybercrime cases, as well as the judge's conviction in the inquisitorial system.

Several projects I have done: 

Oct 2020 - Sep 2022: Cyber-hate prevention system for Twitter: Detection using K-Nearest Neighbour.
I conducted this interdisciplinary research with a colleague from the School of Informatics, University of Surabaya. The research proposed a cyber-hate detection system to address the increasing number of cases. The legal science was employed to formulate the detection algorithm, while the informatics science was used to create the system prototype.

Projects: Creating a prototype of cyber-hate detection system for Twitter application.

Mar 2017 – Mar 2018: The role of telecommunication service provider in prevention and tackling online transaction fraud in Surabaya.
I completed this research with the cooperation from Indonesian Association of Telecommunication Business Professionals (ATSI). Several interactions with the Ministry of Communication and Informatics office were also carried to answer empirical problems of personal data issues of MSISDN registration to prevent online transaction fraud. 

Mar 2018 – Nov 2019: Integration-oriented system in corporation in prevention of bribery and corruption (Funded by the Republic of Indonesia Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education).

I was involved in research that found that good corporate governance alone is not sufficient to prevent corruption in the private sector, particularly bribery. Our team proposed a new system that can be implemented in private corporations, which was developed by analyzing the patterns of daily activities of the respondents, as well as the patterns of policy implementation.

Project: To develop an integration-oriented system to address the issues of failed implementation of good corporate governance in preventing bribery and corruption in private companies.

Dec 2015 - Dec 2016: Deterrence of online transaction fraud in Surabaya and surroundings I completed this research with the cooperation from East Java Provincial Police in Surabaya

Project: The objective of this project was to profile the modus operandi of online transaction fraud cases reported to the Cybercrime Unit of East Java Provincial Police. Additionally, we aimed to examine the legal constraints imposed by the Electronic Information and Transaction Law and other norms related to the general rule of criminal law (Indonesia Criminal Code). The outcome of the project included the development of guidelines for law enforcement to effectively implement the norms provided in the law.


  • MH (Master of Law) Airlangga University
  • SH (Bachelor of Law) Airlangga University