Informally, and primarily in fiction, a detective is any licensed or unlicensed person who solves crimes, including historical crimes, by examining and evaluating clues and personal records in order to uncover the identity and/or whereabouts of the criminal.
In some police departments, a detective position is achieved by passing a written test after a person completes the requirements for being a police officer. In many other police systems, detectives are college graduates who join directly from civilian life without first serving as uniformed officers. Some people argue that detectives do a completely different job and therefore require completely different training, qualifications, qualities and abilities than uniformed officers. The opposing argument is that without previous service as a uniformed patrol officer, a detective cannot have a great enough command of standard police procedures and problems and will find it difficult to work with uniformed colleagues.
Detective is a novel by Arthur Hailey. It was written in 1997 and it was the author's last book. Hailey depicts the work of the homicide department and its background and investigation methods.
Detective is the story of Miami Police detective Malcolm Ainslie, who had previously trained to be a Catholic priest. A serial killer breaks free in Miami. He is a religious freak and he starts killing people feeling that he is the avenger of God. He leaves certain things at the murder scenes that are symbols from the Book of Revelation.
Miami Police Detective Sergeant Malcolm Ainslie and his team start to investigate the murders. They eventually find the killer and arrest him. The murderer is nicknamed The Animal because he kills in such a barbaric manner. Now, when this man is about to be executed for the serial killings he did, he calls for Malcolm. 30 minutes before his execution he confesses to Malcolm that he did all the serial killings he is accused of except one, which was not done by him.
A chronicle (Latin:chronica, from Greekχρονικά, from χρόνος, chronos, "time") is a historical account of facts and events ranged in chronological order, as in a time line. Typically, equal weight is given for historically important events and local events, the purpose being the recording of events that occurred, seen from the perspective of the chronicler. This is in contrast to a narrative or history, which sets selected events in a meaningful interpretive context and excludes those the author does not see as important.
Where a chronicler obtained the information varies; some chronicles are written from first-hand knowledge, some are from witnesses or participants in events, still others are accounts passed mouth to mouth prior to being written down. Some made use of written materials; charters, letters, or the works of earlier chroniclers. Still others are tales of such unknown origins so as to hold mythical status. Copyists also affected chronicles in creative copying, making corrections or in updating or continuing a chronicle with information not available to the original author(s). The reliability of a particular chronicle is an important determination for modern historians.
Chronicle premiered at the Gérardmer Film Festival on January 28, 2012. It was then released in the United Kingdom and Ireland on February 1, 2012, and in the United States on February 3, 2012. The film received a positive critical response, with praise aimed at its direction, screenplay, and performances. The film was a commercial success, earning $126.6 million at the international box-office, against its budget of $12 million. The film also received a nomination for Best Science Fiction Film at the 39th Saturn Awards.
Chronicle is the third studio album by Swedish cinematic postrock band Lights & Motion. It was released worldwide on January 13, 2015, through the American independent record label Deep Elm Records, who also released the bands two previous albums. The album was produced and mixed by Christoffer Franzén and recorded in Gothenburg during 2014. It was mastered by Dave Cooley (M83) at Elysian Masters, LA. The album contains nine tracks and has a total running time of 37 minutes.
British magazineRock Sound gave the album an 8/10 rating, calling it "Awe-Inspiring"
Chronicle is a large sounding album, featuring a very detailed and big production behind its core frame of pianos, drums, synth´s and electric guitars. The combination of a solid foreground and a broad ambient background gives it a widescreen/panoramic "big canvas" feel. It has often times been described as "Cinematic", in how elements of film music is being fused with a more traditional postrock setting.