So I find myself in sort of a bind. I want to write a sort of courtroom drama and/or political thriller. The problem is that I want to take the elements that make a courtroom drama, or the elements that make a political thriller, while removing the specific details of (let's say) the American judicial system or the political system. Essentially taking the genre tropes/techniques and separating out the setting specifics. Why would I want to do that? Well the book is in the Paranormal genre. It deals with Vampire Politics and laws/politics of the Faeries, etc etc. It's dealing with a different setting with its own rules. So what I need is: 1) Some resource that distills the elements of the Courtroom Drama or the Political Thriller (what makes them what they are) without getting bogged down in the actual real world legal system. 2) Some resource that would assist me in constructing my own political/legal rules for these various "organizations". I'd probably be looking for "old school" legal systems rather than fair democratic ones. Any suggestions?