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police procedural

n.
A story or drama about the investigation of a crime by the police.

police procedural

n
(Film) a novel, film, or television drama that deals realistically with police work

police′ proce`dural


n.
a mystery novel, film, or television drama that deals realistically with police work. Also called procedural.
[1965–70]
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Although its characters have supernatural powers, Shadowglade is a thriller grounded in realistic police procedure, said the film's production manager, Anthony Galizia.
On Wednesday he was taken on a second re-enactment of his alleged role in the crime - a standard police procedure.
They lose him on holiday in France, where they can't speak the language and have no idea about police procedure.
After he criticises police procedure in the aftermath of a serial killer's capture, DS Sean Stone's superiors want him out of the way, so they assign him to a new 'unit' at the Missing Persons Bureau with analyst Ruth Hattersley.
Blunders by Milne included failing to breath-test Khalid - which is standard police procedure after all road accidents in Scotland - and not seizing his mobile phone to see if he was using it when he hit Martin.
There are areas of police procedure that are very inefficient, and a complete overhaul involving switching from a paper system to a fully electronic process, with each front line officer having a computer giving direct access to information required in the performance of their duties, would save a lot of time and money.
Understandably, some residents were upset and, in some cases, made allegations of improper police procedure.
Talking to the Dead is, though, more about Griffiths and the demons she fights daily than police procedure and it is her ordeal that sustains the book rather than the over-inflated plot.
Arthur Lurigio, professor of psychology and criminal justice at Loyola University Chicago, said the jumps in individual categories could be due to either an increase in incidents and in reporting, or a change in police procedure.
The father and son allowed their hands to be tied after they were led to believe it was police procedure while the search was made.
The Crown say that he has attempted to put some of the knowledge that he has gleaned from his interest in CSI police procedure to use to commit a crime that he clearly expected to walk away from undetected.
Justice Ministry spokesman Folco Galli said the e-mails, obtained in Los Angeles under a US public records request, showed that Swiss officials followed proper police procedure when a wanted individual is expected in Switzerland.

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