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police procedural

a novel, film, or television drama that deals realistically with police work
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It may be that the answer is not to try to reinvent the form, as Fox did with "Almost Human,'' but to look to what made police procedurals so popular in the first place.
Others offer praise for the author's ability to meld the conventional police procedural with a procedural of a different kind.
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.
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.
The police procedural and forensic mysteries have taken over the bookshelves, but here is a truly different take on crime, which works brilliantly.
This modern police procedural includes sexist attitudes, HIV, police turf wars, abortion, and contempt for the media.
It's almost a police procedural, with a focus on the
Last year the program explored corruption on the waterfront, with the tale of a union official who dealt with criminals not to feather his own nest but to reverse the declining fortunes of the port, with terrible results; the story was closer in spirit to a classical tragedy than a police procedural.
What starts out as a routine police procedural unfolds into a study of obsession that's a little gloomy but always gripping.
In this stunning police procedural, Davenport investigates the murders of two women, one a world famous supermodel, and the case soon turns into a public relations nightmare and media circus.

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