Abstract

The development of tourism in the Bandungan region, Semarang Regency is also influenced by the rise of karaoke businesses and prostitution activities by Karaoke Guide services. The high number of consumers has led to the growing development of the karaoke business in the Bandungan region. In this study, the author tried to uncover the reason the entrepreneur opened a karaoke business as well as the existing criminal liability. This study aims to (a) Know the reason for the entrepreneur opening a karaoke business in the Bandungan tourist area of ​​Semarang Regency, (b) Explain the form of criminal liability for prostitution services provided. The approach of this research is through an empirical juridical approach with the addition of normative elements and combining the results of primary data. Data in the study were obtained through interviews, direct observation, documentation and literature study. Basically karaoke is a form of entertainment where someone sings accompanied by music along with the lyrics of the text shown on a television screen. But there are some who provide prostitution to satisfy the lust of men, and there are also buying and selling narcotics which are illegal drugs. Karaoke entrepreneurs give security money to individual police officers so that their business is safe from lawsuits and raids.


Berkembangnya pariwisata di wilayah Bandungan, Kabupaten Semarang turut dipengaruhi dengan maraknya bisnis karaoke dan kegiatan prostitusi oleh jasa Pemandu Karaoke. Tingginya angka konsumen menyebabkan semakin berkembangnya bisnis karaoke di wilayah Bandungan. Dalam penelitian ini, penulis berusaha mengungkap alasan pengusaha membuka usaha karaoke serta pertanggung jawaban pidana yang ada. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk (a) Mengetahui alasan pengusaha membuka usaha karaoke di kawasan wisata Bandungan Kabupaten Semarang, (b) Menjelaskan bentuk pertanggung jawaban pidana terhadap jasa prostitusi yang disediakan. Pendekatan penelitian ini melalui pendekatan yuridis empiris dengan penambahan unsur – unsur normatif dan mengkombinasikan hasil data primer. Data dalam penelitian diperoleh melalui wawancara, obsevasi langsung, dokumentasi serta studi kepustakaan. Pada dasarnya karaoke merupakan sebuah bentuk hiburan dimana seseorang menyanyi diiringi dengan musik beserta teks lirik yang ditunjukkan pada sebuah layar televisi. Namun ada beberapa yang menyediakan kegiatan prostitusi guna memuaskan nafsu birahi kaum lelaki, serta ada pula kegiatan jual beli narkotika yang merupakan obat-obatan terlarang. Para pengusaha karaoke memberikan uang keamanan kepada oknum petugas kepolisian agar usahanya aman dari jeratan hukum serta penggerebekan.