a mystery novel, film, or television drama that deals realistically with police work.
Juridical Process vs. Judicial Process
Let’s bring some order to these two similar terms. The juridical process relates to the administration of the law. The judicial process is the series of steps a legal dispute goes through in the court system. It deals with procedural issues, and it determines the roles of the judge and the jury in a courtroom. The judicial process also deals with the role and jurisdiction …
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Origin of police procedural
First recorded in 1965–70
Also called procedural.
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a novel, film, or television drama that deals realistically with police work
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