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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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COMPULSORY arm bands and having to give names and addresses to the police shows the Tories want to criminalise trade unionists.
A FEMALE cyclist was chased and shoved off her bike by a man as she navigated a busy London street, footage released by police shows.
Footage released by police shows Martin Doherty, son of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and Celebrity Big Brother favourite Paddy Doherty, in a high speed chase in a stolen BMW M3 through the Black Country.
This excellent partnership with South Wales Police shows we are serious about making a difference to the quality of peoples' lives and share our community responsibilities.
Research by police shows that in the first half of this year there was a 38% increase in reported rape offences in North Wales, in line with national trends, and also that 55% of women reporting rape had consumed alcohol, and that 43% of rape suspects had consumed alcohol.
The image released by the Metropolitan Police shows a man described as a mixed-race, or light-skinned black male, between 5ft 6in and 5ft 11in and aged between 18 and 25.
TRAFFIC COPS BBC1, 9pm I LOVE these real life police shows because without them, we'd have no idea how dull, daft and yet utterly time-consuming so much police work actually is.
Security camera video of the accident released by police shows the truck travelling on an Istanbul highway crashing through the pedestrian overpass and the person falling off and hitting the road.
A survey by the National Association of Chiefs of Police shows the nation's top law enforcement officers believe criminals ignore gun control laws and that the average citizen can be trusted to responsibly own firearms, reports the Illinois State Rifle Association.
Its competition, the dueling police shows of CBS' ``CSI: New York'' and NBC's ``Law & Order,'' continued their seesawing.
I REFER to the article on page 11 (Daily Post, September 8) regarding criminals picking up TV tips from police shows.
But as this study of New York's police shows, police-community ties were always limited, and department policy was not neighborhood-friendly after the 1860s.