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* NocturnalCrime

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* NocturnalCrimeNocturnalCrime: Serious criminal activity is more likely to happen during nighttime rather than daytime.


+ CopsAndDetectives: Tropes about police officers and other people whose job is to investigate crimes.

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+ CopsAndDetectives: Tropes about police officers and other people whose job is to investigate crimes.crimes and/or apprehend criminals.



+ OrganizedCrimeTropes: Tropes about gangsters and mobsters, or any career criminals who are members of a larger group or organization.

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+ OrganizedCrimeTropes: Tropes about gangsters and mobsters, or any career criminals who are members of a larger group or organization.organization, which engage in illegal activities mostly for monetary profit.



+ PrisonTropes: Tropes about detention facilities designed to hold (suspected or convicted) criminals in captivity.

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+ PrisonTropes: Tropes about detention facilities that are designed to hold (suspected or convicted) criminals people who have been accused and/or convicted of crimes in captivity.

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* NocturnalCrime

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* NotSupposedToBeAPunishment: When something is used or interpreted as a punishment when it isn't supposed to be.


+ CensorshipTropes: Tropes about restrictions placed on the media or the personal expression of one's opinions, which may sometimes be legally enforced and prosecuted through the government's laws or policies.



+ EspionageTropes: Tropes about spying (in a military/political context), which is extremely illegal if one is caught doing so on behalf of a foreign government (especially an enemy power during wartime).
+ GamblingTropes: Tropes about activities that involve betting money, which is illegal (or at least heavily regulated) in most places around the world.

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+ EspionageTropes: Tropes about the act of spying (in a military/political context), which is extremely illegal if one is caught doing so on behalf of a foreign government (especially an enemy power during wartime).
+ GamblingTropes: Tropes about activities that which involve recreationally betting and risking money, which is are illegal (or at least heavily regulated) in most places around the world.



+ TheOldestProfession: Tropes about pimping and prostitution, which are illegal (or at least heavily regulated) in most places around the world.

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+ TheOldestProfession: Tropes about pimping and pimping, prostitution, and the exchange of sexual acts for profit, which are illegal (or at least heavily regulated) in most places around the world.



+ ThisIsYourIndexOnDrugs: Tropes about recreational substances that are illegal (or at least heavily regulated) in most places around the world.

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+ ThisIsYourIndexOnDrugs: Tropes about the production, trafficking, sale, and usage of various recreational substances that are illegal (or at least heavily regulated) in most places around the world.


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* BannedInChina: When a work of media is officially outlawed in a certain country, and one may get into legal trouble if they attempt to possess or distribute it.


* BeneathSuspicion

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* BeneathSuspicionBeneathSuspicion: An unassuming criminal who is unlikely to be treated as the culprit.


* InsuranceFraud

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* InsuranceFraudInsuranceFraud: Scams involving insurance money.


++ CrimeTimeSoap

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++ CrimeTimeSoapCrimeTimeSoap: A drama that focuses on the police's personal lives as much as their careers with solving crimes.


* RecruitingTheCriminal

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* RecruitingTheCriminalRecruitingTheCriminal: The authorities need a convict's help to solve a crime.


* CluelessDetective

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* CluelessDetectiveCluelessDetective: You can't really rely on this guy to solve the crime.

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* PossessionPresumesGuilt


* DisposingOfABody

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* DisposingOfABody DisposingOfABody: Hiding the bodies of murder victims to avoid getting in trouble for their deaths.


* CrimeOfSelfDefense

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* CrimeOfSelfDefenseCrimeOfSelfDefense: Someone is arrested and prosecuted for defending themselves from an attacker.


* FieryCoverUp

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* FieryCoverUpFieryCoverUp: Burning the evidence to destroy it.

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* ChronicEvidenceRetentionSyndrome: Criminals holding onto evidence with no other function than incriminating them, when they could easily destroy it.

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