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Television Genres

This research guide points to resources on different genres shown on Television.

In the Library's collections

Were you a fan of Adam-12, Cagney & Lacey or Boomtown? Were you a fan of Wallander, Dexter or Rizzoli & Isles from the recent past? Then this is the page for you! This page is a "catch-all" page for all types of cop, crime and mystery shows. You can find cop shows, detective shows, criminal investigation shows and cold case shows. They all have one thing in common. Someone is trying to find out why a crime occurred.

See the list of subject headings below to search theo online catalog.

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book titles

Finding articles & journals

Articles and other writings about television crime and legal programs can be found in many publications. Our collection does not include a magazine or journal title which looks exclusively at these types of programs on television. You can use Film & Television Literature Index to find articles or use the search box at the top of the page.

Selected programs

To find more cop shows in the Library's collections.