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Detective

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Detective profession has two branches in the United States. One branch consists of special plainclothes officers in federal, state, and especially local law enforcement agencies. These...

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Detective

David Ray Papke.

in The Oxford Companion to American Law

January 2002; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 872 words.

Detective profession has two branches in the United States. One branch consists of special plainclothes officers in federal, state, and

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detective

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 85 words.

[M19th]

The development of an organized police force demanded a word such as detective, and it was duly formed in

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Detective

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Detective profession has two branches in the United States. One branch consists of special plainclothes officers in federal, state, and especially local law enforcement agencies. These...

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Police Detective

Marcia J. Songer.

in The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

January 1999; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1508 words.

A private detective may reject cases. An amateur detective might also, but the police detective must take every case presented.

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Private Detective

T. J. Binyon.

in The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

January 1999; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1046 words.

The private detective is one of the three main types of fictional detective, the others being the amateur detective and

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Private Detective

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The private detective is one of the three main types of fictional detective, the others being the amateur detective and the police detective. Although characters who may be described as ...

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Surrogate Detective

Rosemary Herbert.

in The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

January 1999; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 196 words.

The term “surrogate detective” is applied to characters who solve crimes yet who are neither amateur nor professional detectives. Like

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detective stories

Lars Erik Böttiger.

in The Oxford Companion to Medicine

January 2001; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 2004 words.

There are several reasons for considering the detective story in a serious medical work.

Some doctors have written excellent detective

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Police Detective

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A private detective may reject cases. An amateur detective might also, but the police detective must take every case presented. That fact underlies the police procedural in its attempt to...

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Surrogate Detective

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The term “surrogate detective” is applied to characters who solve crimes yet who are neither amateur nor professional detectives. Like the accidental sleuth, the surrogate sleuth may simply...

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