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  The Word Detective
Sadly, I must report that our dear friend Sparky, who has appeared in many of my columns in the past eight years, has left us.
Dear Word Detective: I’ve pondered the question and I’ve done a little research on the internet only to find conflicting opinions on the subject.
So I write to you, the master, to give me an answer to the question.
www.word-detective.com   (609 words)

  Detective - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A detective is an investigator, either a member of a police agency or a private person.
In the British police, "Detective" is used as a prefix before all ranks in the Criminal Investigation Department and Special Branch from Constable to Chief Superintendent.
A detective may lie or otherwise mislead and may psychologically pressure a suspect into confessing, though in the United States suspects may invoke their Miranda rights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Detective   (1395 words)

 Detective fiction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Detective fiction is a branch of crime fiction that centers upon the investigation of a crime, usually murder, by a detective, either professional or amateur.
The detective novel must have a detective in it; and a detective is not a detective unless he detects.
The Detective: This is almost axiomatic--one must have a detective who is distinctively defined, preferably a series detective (which saves having to create a new one for each book--easier that way both for the writer and the reader and engenders a familiarity that ensures comfort and a market for new books).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Detective_fiction   (5522 words)

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A detective is an officer of the police that performs criminal or administrative investigations, or a private person licensed to investigate information not readily available in public records (also called private eye).
Besides interrogations, detectives may rely on a network of informants he or she has cultivated over the years.
A detective may lie or otherwise mislead and may psychologically pressure a suspect into confessing, though in the United States a suspect may invoke his or her Miranda rights.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/d/de/detective.html   (588 words)

 Detective Bureau
The Detective Bureau is the investigative branch of the BU Police Department.
Individual detectives are specialists in certain fields, such as the investigation of sexual assault, crime scene processing, and evidence handling, tracking and presentation.
The Detective Bureau is consistently praised by district attorneys at all levels for their meticulous case preparation, including fingerprint and forensic identification, which has led to one of the highest conviction rates in the Commonwealth.
www.bu.edu /police/department/detective.htm   (490 words)

 Police and detectives
Detectives and State and Federal agents and inspectors usually specialize in investigating one of a wide variety of violations, such as homicide or fraud.
Their missions are to detect and prevent the smuggling and unlawful entry of undocumented foreign nationals into the United States; to apprehend those persons violating the immigration laws; and to interdict contraband, such as narcotics.
Employment of police and detectives is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2014.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos160.htm   (3894 words)

 Detective-Mystery Films
The plot often centers on the deductive ability, prowess, confidence, or diligence of the detective as he/she attempts to unravel the crime or situation by piecing together clues and circumstances, seeking evidence, interrogating witnesses, and tracking down a criminal.
The detective studies the intriguing reasons and events leading to the crime, and eventually determines the identity of the villain (a murderer, a master spy, an arch fiend, an unseen evil, or a malignant psychological force).
If detection and the solution to a crime are not central to a 'mystery' film, then it blends into other genre film types, such as horror or suspense-thrillers.
www.filmsite.org /mysteryfilms.html   (3034 words)

Detective will transport you into the very soul of Detective Sergeant Malcolm Ainslie, his work, his personal life, and with all the expected authenticity and suspense.
What is on the mind of law enforcement officers during an investigative process, the conclusions they reach and the hunches they follow, are detailed in such a way as to give the reader a true insight into their minds.
The character of Detective Malcolm Ainslie is the result of all the highest qualities a homicide investigator can possess, plus a few added attributes which endow him with humanistic qualities which in turn gives rise to the character's realism as well as keeping the reader focused where the author wishes.
goinside.com /98/7/detect.html   (979 words)

 Issue of August 12, 2003
Dear Word Detective: The phrase "pear shaped" meaning "everything is going to hell" is used by some pommy (English) friends of mine -- and one offered a suggestion that it has to do with not being able to turn a smooth circle whilst doing aerobatic maneuvers.
Dear Word Detective: Yesterday I referred to someone as a "scissorbill." The friend to whom I was speaking asked what the term meant and I explained that I had always understood it to mean a person who really is labor and whose true interests lie with labor but who identifies himself with management.
It was this slang meaning of "idiot," and not a reference to the bird itself, that apparently led to "scissorbill" becoming union organizers' slang for a worker deemed excessively fond of management.
www.word-detective.com /081203.html   (6025 words)

 Detectives Current Month TV Schedule   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Two murder cases in Kansas: detectives investigate the murder of a woman in a cul-de-sac and a man shot and dumped in a park.
Vigilante detectives uncover corruption and flmail among high-ranking officials after the body of a woman is found in the desert.
A detective investigates the murders of two sex offenders and gets involved with a beautiful DA who was the losing lawyer in both cases.
www.tv-now.com /stars/detect.html   (6922 words)

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 Idaville Detective 'Encyclopedia' Brown Found Dead In Library Dumpster | The Onion - America's Finest News ...
IDAVILLE, FL—Police are currently investigating the death of police detective Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown, 49, whose body was discovered in a Dumpster behind the Idaville Public Library Monday.
"Detective Brown's death is a great loss," said Idaville Police Commissioner Rupert "Bugs" Meany, a longtime critic of Brown's unorthodox investigative technique who nevertheless appeared to be shaken by the murder.
Police said the only other evidence found at the crime scene was a pair of "disgusting sneakers" and a damaged floral-patterned cookie jar that held dozens of human teeth.
www.theonion.com /content/node/29537   (828 words)

 Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Det...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Introduce your favorite bookworm to boy detective Encyclopedia Brown, fifth-grade mastermind behind Idaville's police force, "a complete library walking around in sneakers." Each book is set up so that readers can try to solve the case along with the boy genius, and the answers to all the mysteries are found in the back.
Rating 5/5 This story is about a boy who starts a detective business and his name is Leroy Brown, but all his friends call him Encyclopedia.
His father is the cheif of police and no one in the city of Idaville(where he lives)had gotten away with any crime in over one year!
www.books-n-magazines.com /prod/0553157248/Encyclopedia_Brown,_Boy_Det...   (649 words)

 Internet2 Detective
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The applet version of the Internet2 Detective is the result of a number of individuals combined efforts at Internet2 and its member institutions.
Development began during a semester long directed study (referred to as the "neternship") and was continued by Andrew Lake during his summer internship at Internet2.
detective.internet2.edu /applet   (300 words)

 Detective (2005) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tom Berenger plays Malcolm Ainslie, a former priest turned detective, and he has one big case on his hands.
A madman is killing elderly residents in gruesome fashion and his actions seem to be somewhat borrowed form The Book of Revelations.
As a former priest, Ainslie might just prove to be the perfect one to solve the case.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0385400   (344 words)

 Technorati Tag: detective   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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www.technorati.com /tag/detective   (472 words)

 Web Detective (Standard)
The Web Detective spys on the HTTP protocol which the Web browser uses to communicate with the Web server, and displays it in an easy to understand format.
Each object downloaded for a specific Web page includes the time that it was received, the size of the object, the download time, and the baud rate.
TracePlus/Web Detective (Standard Edition) is currently the only application under $10,000 which can unencrypt and display HTTPS traffic on encrypted SSL connections at any bit rate from 40 to 128 bits (Available when using Internet Explorer only).
www.sstinc.com /webanal.html   (947 words)

 Amazon.com: Detective: Books: Arthur Hailey   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Miami police detective Malcolm Ainslie, a former Catholic priest, is summoned to hear the confession of Elroy Doil, a serial killer he helped put away, hours before Doil's scheduled execution.
Ainslie has always had doubts about Doil's involvement in the murder of City Commissioner Gustav Ernst and his wife, whom Doil insists he didn't kill, though he is happy to take credit for all the other murders he was charged with (and a couple he wasn't).
"Detective" is written much more smoothly, with more highly believable dialogue and plot structure.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0517700255?v=glance   (1325 words)

 Amazon.com: Detective: DVD: Wade Allen,David Atkinson (II),Tom Berenger,Stephanie Cameron,Wanda De Jesus,Charles ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Detective Sergeant Malcolm Ainslie, a Catholic priest turned distinguished investigator for the police, has agreed to hear the confession of a convicted serial killer sentenced to death in a just a matter of hours.
What he promises to reveal to Ainslie is the truth behind the crimes and the reason he confessed to the one crime Ainslie doesn't even believe he committed.
Tom Berenger's newest release, "Detective" is an engrossing but long movie with excellent character development, exciting episodes, and a very good and emotional secondary theme with Tom's usual stellar performance.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000BBOFBI?v=glance   (828 words)

 Phantom Detective   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Phantom (in the stories, no one ever called him the Phantom Detective) was wealthy playboy Richard Curtis Van Loan.
Having gotten the bug, Richard learned everything he could about crime detection, makeup and disguise, and the psychology of criminals.
And the Phantom Detective was the longest running pulp hero character in terms of time, starting in February 1933 and ending in the Fall 1953 issue: over 20 years!
www.mindspring.com /~phantom21/phantom.htm   (254 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Detective (1985): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Set in a run-down hotel in Paris, a house detective is investigating a murder which took place two years ago.
The plot is unusual; a former hotel detective and his nephew, an undercover cop, investigate an assassination that took place in a Parisian hotel two years that led to the firing of the hotel detective from his post.
All of the characters are strange and almost surreal; the Shakespeare quoting, deranged hotel detective, the adulterous wife and her despairing husband, the boxer and his teenage girlfriend, the cop and his teenage girlfriend, the Mafia godfather and his "poupee".
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0007SMDQO   (448 words)

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