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Works about law enforcement

This list has 13 sub-lists and 15 members. See also Law enforcement, Works about law
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Courtroom dramas
Courtroom dramas 8 L, 165 T
Legal films
Legal films 11 L, 85 T
Detective fiction
Detective fiction 21 L, 37 T
Police procedurals
Police procedurals 3 L, 23 T
Police in fiction
Police in fiction 22 L, 84 T
Court shows
Court shows 1 L, 67 T
Legal thrillers
Legal thrillers 2 L, 4 T
  • Primal Fear
    Primal Fear 1996 film directed by Gregory Hoblit
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    Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    Director: Gregory Hoblit
    An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep. more »
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    Primal Fear is a 1996 American legal thriller film directed by Gregory Hoblit, based on William Diehl's 1993 novel of the same name. It stars Richard Gere as a Chicago defense attorney who believes that his altar boy client (played by Edward Norton) is not guilty of murdering an influential Catholic archbishop.
  • Maximum
    Maximum 2012 Movie
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    Genre: Crime, Thriller
    Director: Kabeer Kaushik
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    Maximum is a 2012 Hindi-language crime/thriller film written and directed by Kabeer Kaushik. The project features Naseeruddin Shah, Sonu Sood, Neha Dhupia and Vinay Pathak in pivotal roles. Maximum was released on 29 June 2012. After the film's release, the film got mixed reviews.
  • Police procedural Subgenre of detective fiction
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    The police procedural, or police crime drama, is a subgenre of procedural drama and detective fiction that emphasizes the investigative procedure of a police officer or department as the protagonist(s), as contrasted with other genres that focus on either a private detective, amateur investigator or characters who are the targets of investigations. While many police procedurals conceal the criminal's identity until the crime is solved in the narrative climax (the so-called whodunit), others reveal the perpetrator's identity to the audience early in the narrative, making it an inverted detective story or "howcatchem". Whatever the plot style, the defining element of a police procedural is the attempt to accurately depict the profession of law enforcement, including such police-related topics as forensic science, autopsies, gathering evidence, search warrants, interrogation and adherence to legal restrictions and procedure.
  • Court show Sub-genre of either legal dramas or reality legal programming
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    A court show (also known as a judge show, legal/courtroom program, courtroom show, or judicial show) is a television programming subgenre of either legal dramas or reality legal programming. Court shows present content mainly in the form of legal hearings between plaintiffs (or claimants in the United Kingdom) and defendants presided over by a judge (though, as the court show does not have the authority of a court, the judge acts as an arbitrator). At present, these shows typically portray small claims court cases, produced in a simulation of a small claims courtroom inside of a television studio. The genre began in radio broadcasting in the 1930s and moved to television in the late 1940s, beginning with such TV shows as Court of Current Issues, Your Witness, Famous Jury Trials, etc.
  • Marana Simhasanam
    Marana Simhasanam 1999 film
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    Genre: Drama
    Director: Murali Nair
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    Marana Simhasanam (English: Throne of Death, French: Le Trone de la mort) is a 1999 Indian Malayalam-language drama film written and directed by Murali Nair. Inspired by the first execution by electrocution in India, the film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Caméra d'Or. The film received special reception at the British Film Institute. The film received positive reviews from Le Monde for its unusual theme. The film was screened in Vienna, Torino, Toronto, Pusan, La Rochelle, Midnight Sun Film Festival Lapland, and the American Film Institute's Film Festival.
  • The Intercept TV Show
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    The Interception (Russian: Перехват, Perehvat) is a Russian game show which aired in 1997. The concept was for the contestant to "steal" (actually, be given the keys to) a car and avoid the police for 35 minutes. If the contestant successfully avoided the police, they won the car. The car chase was done in the real Moscow streets, and had to obey traffic laws. At its peak, the show had 60 million viewers per episode.
  • Procedural drama Genre of television programming
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    A procedural or procedural drama is a cross-genre type of literature, film, or television program involving a sequence of technical detail. A documentary film may also be written in a procedural style to heighten narrative interest.
  • Detective fiction Subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction
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    Detective fiction is a subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator or a detective—either professional, amateur or retired—investigates a crime, often murder. The detective genre began around the same time as speculative fiction and other genre fiction in the mid-nineteenth century and has remained extremely popular, particularly in novels. Some of the most famous heroes of detective fiction include C. Auguste Dupin, Sherlock Holmes, and Hercule Poirot. Juvenile stories featuring The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and The Boxcar Children have also remained in print for several decades.
  • Legal drama
    Legal drama Subgenre of dramatic fiction
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    A legal drama, or a courtroom drama, is a genre of film and television that generally focuses on narratives regarding legal practice and the justice system. The American Film Institute (AFI) defines "courtroom drama" as a genre of film in which a system of justice plays a critical role in the film's narrative. Legal dramas have also followed the lives of the fictional attorneys, defendants, plaintiffs, or other persons related to the practice of law present in television show or film. Legal drama is distinct from police crime drama or detective fiction, which typically focus on police officers or detectives investigating and solving crimes. The focal point of legal dramas, more often, are events occurring within a courtroom, but may include any phases of legal procedure, such as jury deliberations or work done at law firms. Some legal dramas fictionalize real cases that have been litigated, such as the play-turned-movie, Inherit the Wind, which fictionalized the Scopes Monkey Trial. As a genre, the term "legal drama" is typically applied to television shows and films, whereas legal thrillers typically refer to novels and plays.
  • Man Tracks
    Man Tracks Topic
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    Man Tracks, with the mounted police in the Australian Wilds is a 1935 book by Australian author Ion Idriess about the mounted police in north west Western Australia.
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