Law and Disorder in Belize, Central America

Greg Warchol, Northern Michigan University

Combining a field research and photo-journalistic approach to the topic, this poster session reports on the state of crime and law enforcement in the small Central American nation of Belize. With unprecedented access, the researcher conducted a two week observational study of the crime problem and police function in Belize. This including interviewing police supervisors and officers in urban and rural areas in addition to observing the operations of the police training academy. In addition, the researcher observed the functions of the courts and prison system in Belize to add needed detail and substance to the study. This poster session highlights and summarizes the major findings of this field research project via text and images.

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