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* CutHimselfShaving: Someone gives an unlikely and/or ridiculous excuse for a wound, the fabrication itself possibly even being what they've been coerced to tell others by the one who victimized them.

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* CutHimselfShaving: Someone gives an unlikely and/or ridiculous excuse for a wound, the fabrication itself possibly even being what they've been coerced to tell others by the one who victimized them.harmed them in the first place.


* CutHimselfShaving: Someone gives an unlikely and/or ridiculous excuse for a wound.

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* CutHimselfShaving: Someone gives an unlikely and/or ridiculous excuse for a wound.wound, the fabrication itself possibly even being what they've been coerced to tell others by the one who victimized them.


* CutAndPasteNote: Ransome notes in fiction tend to be made by cutting letters from various printed works and pasting them together to form the required sentences.

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* CutAndPasteNote: Ransome Ransom notes in fiction tend to be made by cutting letters from various printed works and pasting them together to form the required sentences.sentences to make it impossible to identify the one who wrote the note by their handwriting.


* ByTheBookCop

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* ByTheBookCopByTheBookCop: A police officer who takes procedure and rule-abiding ''very'' seriously.



* ConsultingAConvictedKiller

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* ConsultingAConvictedKillerConsultingAConvictedKiller: Those investigating the crime try to get a lead by asking questions to an imprisoned criminal who may know something about it.



* CutAndPasteNote

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* CutAndPasteNoteCutAndPasteNote: Ransome notes in fiction tend to be made by cutting letters from various printed works and pasting them together to form the required sentences.



* DaChief

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* DaChiefDaChief: The head of the police department who has little patience for cops who aren't picking up the slack.



* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat

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* DickDastardlyStopsToCheatDickDastardlyStopsToCheat: During a competition, the villain cheats in spite of the other participants having little chance of winning. Ironically, the villain could've won easily if they played fair instead of wasting time setting up obstalces for the other competitors.



* FacialCompositeFailure

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* FacialCompositeFailureFacialCompositeFailure: An attempt at doing a police sketch to identify a criminal leads to the drawing resulting from the witness's description looking nothing like the wanted criminal.



* FallingIntoJail

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* FallingIntoJailFallingIntoJail: A villain is defeated by being thrown or dropped directly into a prison cell.



* AFoolForAClient

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* AFoolForAClientAFoolForAClient: A person in legal trouble decides to be their own defense attorney.



* TheFreelanceShameSquad

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* TheFreelanceShameSquadTheFreelanceShameSquad: A bunch of people show up to laugh at a person's misfortune, which may be part of the character's punishment if they did something bad.



* IncriminatingIndifference

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* IncriminatingIndifferenceIncriminatingIndifference: Showing no emotional response towards a crime is proof that the person is complicit with the crime.



* InsideJob
* InsigniaRipOffRitual

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* InsideJob
InsideJob: A crime is committed or assisted by a person who has clearance to enter the facility where the crime happens.
* InsigniaRipOffRitualInsigniaRipOffRitual: A discharged employee has their uniform or medals ripped off by their boss as part of their punishment.



* IntangibleTheft

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* IntangibleTheftIntangibleTheft: Someone manages to steal something that isn't a physical object.



* InterrogatingTheDead

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* InterrogatingTheDeadInterrogatingTheDead: A dead person is temporarily revived so people investigating the crime can ask the deceased questions.



* KidsPunishingParents
* TheKillerBecomesTheKilled

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* KidsPunishingParents
KidsPunishingParents: Rather than parents punishing their children for acting out of line, it's the other way around.
* TheKillerBecomesTheKilledTheKillerBecomesTheKilled: A murderer themselves becomes a murder victim.



* MugshotMontage

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* MugshotMontageMugshotMontage: After people get arrested, we see a montage of their mugshots being photographed.



* MustStateIfYoureACop

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* MustStateIfYoureACopMustStateIfYoureACop: A misconception that undercover cops are obligated to reveal that they are police when asked (which, for obvious reasons, is not true).



* NobleBigotWithABadge

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* NobleBigotWithABadgeNobleBigotWithABadge: A law enforcer who is prejudiced towards certain groups of people, but still desires to protect even their lives.



* SocietyIsToBlame

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* SocietyIsToBlameSocietyIsToBlame: It is attempted to excuse a criminal's actions by placing the blame on the poor condition of the world and rationalizing that if things weren't so terrible, the criminal wouldn't have been forced to do what they did.



* WidelySpacedJailBars

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* WidelySpacedJailBarsWidelySpacedJailBars: A character manages to stay locked up when their cell's bars are wide enough to easily slip through.

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* BackfireOnTheWitnessStand: A witness is called to the stand, but their testimony hurts the side that called them in.

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* TheVillainMustBePunished: The villain must pay for their crimes; merely foiling their plans isn't enough.


* CorporalPunishment: The infliction of painful physical injuries to punish one's misbehavior.
* CounterfeitCash: The production and usage of fake money, typically forged to resemble genuine currency, is obviously very illegal.

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* CorporalPunishment: The infliction of painful physical injuries to punish one's misbehavior.
* CounterfeitCash: The production and usage of fake money, typically forged to resemble genuine currency, is obviously very illegal.
CoolAndUnusualPunishment


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* CorporalPunishment: The infliction of painful physical injuries to punish one's misbehavior.
* CounterfeitCash: The production and usage of fake money, typically forged to resemble genuine currency, is obviously very illegal.


* ImportantCharacterImportantEvidence


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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: It falls to the main characters to do all the evidence-hunting and crime-solving.

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* SingleTargetLaw: A law is passed with a specific person in mind.


* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: Someone uses their [[MagicAndPowers superhuman]] [[StockSuperpowers abilities]] to (try to) get away with breaking the law.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: Someone uses their [[MagicAndPowers superhuman]] [[StockSuperpowers superhuman abilities]] to (try to) get away with breaking the law.

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* TrickedIntoAnotherJurisdiction

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* WeNeedToGetProof

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* KidsPunishingParents

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