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 is centred around the cybercrime and the law enforcement. I had several research of technology-aided crimes deterrence, such as hoax distribution, cyberhate and computer-mediated fraud. Currently, I am looking to expand on electronic evidence presentation in evidentiary process and the judge’s conviction in cybercrime case in 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 inter-discipline research with a colleague from the School of Informatics, University of Surabaya. This research proposed a cyber-hate detection system, since many cases has been happening. The legal science employed to make the formula of the detection, while informatics science was to make the prototype of the system.
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 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 a research which found that good corporate governance was not sufficient to prevent corruption in private sector, especially bribery. The team proposed a new system that implementable in private corporations, and the system is created by looking at the pattern of daily activities of respondents, as well as the pattern of policy implementation.

Projects: To create a system that respond the issues on good corporate governance implementation which considered failed to prevent bribery and corruption in private company, namely Integration-oriented system. 

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

Projects: To profile the modus operandi of online transaction fraud cases reported to the cybercrime unit of East Java Provincial Police, and to examine the legal restraint on the norm provided by Electronic Information and Transaction Law and the norms in relation with the general rule of criminal law (Indonesia Criminal Code). The result of the project was also establishing guidelines on implementation of the norm in the law enforcement.


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