Detective Essays

  • Detectives

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    A detective is a police officer, whose duty is to detect criminals, by in-depth investigation of cases. When attempting to solve a crime, detectives conduct a criminal investigation that seeks all the facts about a crime to help determine the truth: what happened and who is responsible. This involves making a preliminary and final investigation. A detective’s task is to gather, organize, and use information about social behavior. To effectively complete that task a detective should possess

  • A Career As A Detective, Investigator And Detective

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    Maria Lopez English 2 Ms. Piersol February 2, 2014 Detective/Investigator/Police A detective is a police officer whose job is to identify criminals by investigating cases. When trying to solve a crime, a detective conducts a criminal investigation that seeks facts to help determine the truth about what happened and who is responsible. A career as a criminal investigator is more demanding, dangerous, and rewarding than any other job. A detective’s job is to gather, organize, and use information

  • Detective Fiction

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    Why Ask Why? The most important part of any type of book or story is that it be interesting. This proves to be particularly important in detective fiction as well. What could be more interesting than having a crime committed in front of you, given all (or most) of the details and still not be able to figure it out? This is exactly how detective fiction authors draw people into these stories and books. By weaving an intricate and interesting plot full of fascinating characters, and all types of details

  • Homicide Detectives Research Paper

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    Homicide detectives go to the scene of the crime to talk with witnesses and to check for evidence. It takes hard work and dedication to become a homicide detective as it is not a job that you can just apply for- you have to earn it. In order to become a homicide detective, you have to first begin as a police officer for at least 3 years- getting top marks for your work. The commanding officer also has to put in a request for you to join the homicide division, so prospective applicants would have

  • A Brief Analysis Of Detective Melvin Suggs

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    takes a dynamic leap. Upon close analysis of Detective Melvin Suggs, His character is perceived to be one of power that cares and has concern for the work he does. Not one that is just doing the job he does for the money. He seems to really want to help people and that’s why he is in the field that he is in. Because of the time and effort that he put into the case with Nola Payne. Not only did he try to solve her murder but through his great detective work and genuine concern he manage to dig deeper

  • Self-help Guide to Become a Private Detective

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    This self-help guide of Birmingham Detective Agency provides full information to become a private detective. This guide will tell what you need to know about being a private detective, what do investigators and detectives do and their working conditions, how to become a fantastic private detective, benefits and drawbacks of this work. As you progress you will see the good, bad and ugly sides of detective work. You will learn to carry out realistic plan to meet your goal and reach up to your destination

  • Diffferences in Detective Stories

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    Throughout the years detective stories have changed due to the time period and what was socially acceptable. For instance, at one point in time women were only seen as the damsel in distress even in detective stories. Whereas now in the remake of Sherlock Holmes the character played by Rachel McAdams has a huge role in helping solve cases. Another difference, although this depends on the writer, is at what point the actual murder takes place whether it is at the beginning of the story or the end

  • Isolation in Detective Fiction

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    In detective fiction, authors create chaos, which they balance with a sense of structure and reason. They implement many elements to entice the reader to continue with the detective on his quest to solve the riddle and defeat the chaos, which can be divided into two sections: noticeable chaos and silent chaos. Noticeable chaos includes elements such as murder and thievery, obvious aspects of detective fiction that make the reader cringe. Silent chaos, on the other hand, includes locked rooms and

  • Career Essay: My Dream Career To Be A Detective

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    My dream career is to be a detective. My reason for studying or wanting to be in this career is because I want to help people find what they are looking for. I want to be able to make people smile and be happy. Another reason for me researching this career is because I think it’s a something I would enjoy doing. It’s a job I would want to wake up every morning to do. Yes there are going to be those days were I do not want to wake up and do my job but that’s part of life you have to do thing sometimes

  • The History of the Hard-Boiled Detective

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    many sub-genres of detective fiction and hard-boiled fiction is one of them. What exactly is hard-boiled detective fiction? Hard-Boiled detective fiction is fiction that features tough, cynical, urban private eyes who expose corruption and frequently get injured in the course of their investigations (“Detective Fiction,” Literary). Hard-Boiled fiction is considered one of the more popular sub-genres of detective fiction; there have been numerous films and novels about urban detectives exposing corruption

  • Mystery and Detective Genre Elements

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    mystery and/or detective fiction genres. The usual mystery or detective stories use suspense and tension to build up to the resolution of the puzzle that is present within the plot (Turco 58). Detective stories typically involves “following a detective through the solution of a crime” (Baker, Frye and Perkins, 140). The “Man of the crowd” and “In a Grove” does not have suspense or tension. In both stories the mystery or puzzle is not solved in the end, and the identity of the detective is not even known

  • Walt Harrington's True Detective

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    In Walt Harrington’s True Detective, the article centers on the character Victor Smith, better known as V.I., who is a detective who investigates cases of homicide. This article was effective in allowing the readers to understand the perspective of a homicide detective and the many cases they undergo. However, it was difficult to find a connection with this article, because I have no experience with homicide or murder cases apart from what I have seen from the media and TV shows. I was still able

  • No, Poe is not the founder of detective fiction

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    To most the detective fiction genre is considered to be “new.” Marking its inception with Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Murders in the Rue Morgue in 1841, classifying Poe as the “undisputed father” of crime fiction (Butler). However, Poe is not the creator of the detective fiction genre, and in fact this type of literature can be seen centuries before in Old Testament writings. These writings include “Susanna and the Elders” and “Bel and the Priests,” as well as Greek writings like “Hercules

  • Tzvetan Todorov's Detective Fiction

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    Tzvetan Todorov views detective fiction as literature that speaks for itself and needs no introduction. According to Todorov, detective fiction should adapt to its new genre instead of going beyond traditional literature (43). Todorov views detective fiction as two separate entities: the crime that establishes the groundwork of the story and the investigation that backtracks the crime in a logical manner. Todorov believes that these stories, “in their purest form,” are completely independent from

  • Sam Spade, The Hardboiled Detective

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    The hardboiled detective, the tough guy with street smarts solving mysteries for the police. Sam Spade, from The Maltese Falcon, can be described as just that, the hardboiled detective. Sporting the trademark attire, the trench coat, a rumpled suit and a fedora to top it off. This tough guy Spade like to smoke as much as he liked his scotch, he even kept a bottle at his night table. Thanks to the help of Sam Spade, Brigid O’ Shaunessy was arrested for his partner’s murder. To contrast there is Philip

  • The Character Of Detective Sherlock Holmes

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    In 1890 the novel, A Study in Scarlet, written by Arthur Conan Doyle introduced the character of Detective Sherlock Holmes. Doyle would go on to write 60 stories about Sherlock Holmes. The Sherlock Holmes stories have long been credited as an influence on forensic science thanks to his character’s use of investigative methods such as matching fingerprints, serology, ciphers, trace evidence, and footprints. 130 years later, this is old news, and a key component to investigations today. Until the 1850s

  • Peter Abrahams Behind The Defective Detective

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    Defective Curtain: How to be a Good Detective A girl, young, perhaps a even a child to you, sits, sits in her favorite chair. She thinks, she figures it out. She can’t do anything about it, nothing. She can try. Yet all she do can do is hope, wait, maybe she’ll get lucky, and someone will believe her. If you’ve ever read Peter Abrahams Behind the Curtain, you know how good a detective, Ingrid can be, and if you’ve seen the animated short The Defective Detective, you know how imaginative ( a bit

  • Detective In Dorothy Sayers The Queen's Square

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    character named, Lord Peter Wimsey, who is known as a “Golden Age” detective. A novel named, “The Big Sleep,” by Raymond Chandler, includes a character named, Philip Marlowe, who is known as a “Hard-Boiled” detective. These two types of detectives are different in several aspects of these mystery/crime stories. Peter Wimsey’s and Philip Marlowe’s motivation to solve their cases was one aspect that supported how these two types of detectives are different from each other. One seemed to be more selfish in

  • The Themes Of Secrets And Silence In Detective Fiction

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    The use of secrets and silence to enhance a narrative The theme of secrets and silence are important themes to detective fiction, without secrets the narratives wouldn’t have anything to keep the readers interested in continuing with the story. Secrets keep the audience reading, trying to anticipate the next move the antagonist is going to make. Silence is also used in narratives to enhance the mystery of the storyline and draw the reader in, because without silence, secrets couldn’t be kept. This

  • Detective Fiction & Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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    “for a book to be described as detective fiction there must be a central mystery and one that by the end of the book is solved satisfactorily and logically, not by good luck or intuition, but by intelligent deduction from clues honestly if deceptively presented.” (James. 2009: 16). This is traditionally conducted via a detective; a figure deployed within the narrative structure ‘whose occupation is to investigate crimes’ (Oxford. 2006: 202). Therefore detective fiction represents an enigma, a