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detective

noun agent, criminologist, espier, examiner, indagator, inquirer, inquiry agent, inspector, investigator, prober
Associated concepts: police detectives, private detective
See also: peace officer, spy
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In one study directed by Memon, 19 experienced British police detectives given 4 hours of training in how to conduct structured interviews-in which they learned to build rapport and put witnesses at ease just as they would in cognitive interview tra ining-elicited as much information of equal accuracy from witnesses to a staged armed robbery as 19 detectives given 4 hours of training in conducting a full cognitive interview.
This allowed permanently assigned police detectives to focus on the escalating number of homicide cases.
The men were arrested Friday after Castellanos-Ramos told an undercover Springfield police detective who had posed as a drug dealer that he needed $11,000 to have 40 ounces of black-tar heroin delivered to Springfield, court records show.
State police detectives also checked on the predatory sex offenders to confirm their actual addresses were accurate.
Los Angeles police detectives first identified the body as likely that of Johnson by a tattoo on her back and by observing the similar height, weight, age range and hair color.
Boston police detectives Danny Coleman, left, and Danny Keeler consult each other on ``Boston 24/7.
Police detectives said the May 2 shooting that led to the bus chase apparently was motivated by hate because Garcia allegedly told shooting victim Anthony Lewis, 35, that he did not like African-American men associating with Hispanic women.
Los Angeles police detectives sought the public's help Monday as they investigated the slaying of a 44-year-old man found fatally shot in Lake View Terrace on Saturday.
Police detectives on Friday said an investigation into the deaths was continuing, with few clues and no eyewitnesses.
Los Angeles police detectives on Monday investigated the collapse last week of an Echo Park apartment building, as firefighters removed residents' personal belongings from the rubble.
By late Thursday afternoon, police detectives had questioned the five students, and found no weapons or other evidence at their homes, which they searched with their families' consent.
By Wednesday afternoon, eight Simi Valley police detectives had interviewed nearly four dozen witnesses, with many more expected to be questioned.