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police procedural

a novel, film, or television drama that deals realistically with police work
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Enhanced with the inclusion of a section of Resources (Academic Studies; Books); a two page Chronology; a ten page Glossary; and a twenty-four page Index, "Profiling and Criminal Justice in America: A Reference Handbook" is a seminal and invaluable contribution that should be a part of every academic and governmental library's Judicial Studies and Police Procedural Studies reference collection and supplemental studies reading list.
The more television creators try to reinvent the tried, true and often tattered template that is the police procedural, the more we realize two things: First, the sub-genre is never going away, and second, most attempts to put lipstick on this particular pig miss the mark.
It's gaming's first undead police procedural but in truth the gameplay never lives up to its promising premise.
The Devil's Workshop, Grecian's third novel, works well as a police procedural as well as historical fiction steeped in fact and myth of the period.
Lovesey's] erudite and wondrously witty books are unlike any police procedural you've ever read.
Set in New York, the police procedural show focuses on victims of rape and sexual assault and while it has been accused of offering up rape as "entertainment," it is widely considered to deal with sexual violence in a sensitive and serious way.
THERE'S no lack of decent police procedural shows on telly at the moment, but run through a quick list - CSI, NCIS, The Closer, Justified, Blue Bloods - and you'll see a dearth of modern, high-quality examples from the UK.
In particular, the role of the police procedural, the new wave of women writers, the recent genre diversification, and the current Europeanization of Swedish crime fiction will be addressed.
As is usual with these "who's on first" discussions, one can argue endlessly about who created the police procedural and propose various candidates, but 1948--107 years after the publication of Edgar Allan Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue'--is the year in which a definite tipping point was reached.
com's Kindle best-seller list last week among police procedural novels.
This modern police procedural includes sexist attitudes, HIV, police turf wars, abortion, and contempt for the media.
The courtroom and legal background and police procedural details are compelling and his plot packs surprise after surprise.

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