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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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This gripping six-part whodunit, with its big-gun older stars and Nicola Walker's sensitive lead, is more than just a police procedural.
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Taking Pity" is a police procedural thriller that pulls no punches.
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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.
Norton plays fighting vicar Offering not just a fly on the wall of Luton Police Station, but a whole swarm of them, this is more gripping and disturbing than any police procedural because it's all real - often too real.
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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.
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