Criminal Code

Crime and Society

By: Dr. Robert Winslow Belize is a parliamentary democracy with a constitution enacted in 1981 upon independence from the United Kingdom. Numerous ruins indicate that for hundreds of years Belize was heavily populated by the Maya Indians, whose relatively advanced civilization reached its height between A.D. 250 and 900. Eventually the civilization declined leaving behind small groups whose offspring still exist in Belize contributing positively to the culturally diverse population. In 1502, Columbus sailed through parts of the Caribbean, but did not actually visit the area later known as British Honduras. The first reference to European settlement in the colony […]

Belize Riot Compensation Act 2

RIOTS COMPENSATION ACT CHAPTER 338 REVISED EDITION 2000 SHOWING THE LAW AS AT 31ST DECEMBER, 2000 This is a revised edition of the law, prepared by the Law Revision Commissioner under the authority of the Law Revision Act, Chapter 3 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 1980 – 1990. [3rd July, 1895] 1. This Act may be cited as the Riots Compensation Act. 2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:- “house”, “shop”, or “building” includes any premises appurtenant to the same; “riotous assembly” means an assembly of rioters or of persons assembled or together with a purpose […]