TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.
After her departure from the series, Jill Hennessy wrote and directed the film The Acting Class (2000) using Law & Order's sets. Many L&O cast members such as Jerry Orbach and Angie Harmon volunteered to appear in her film, which was a mock-documentary.
You son of a bitch! You played me!
The detectives sometimes pick up a weapon with a handkerchief or by inserting a pencil in the barrel. In real life, the handkerchief might contaminate possible DNA evidence, and the pencil would destroy microscopic markings inside the barrel, making it difficult to match the weapon to slugs retrieved from a victim's body or a crime scene. Instead, one expert recommends holding a weapon in place with gloved fingertips and sliding a thin, stiff sheet of plastic beneath it.
The Season 17 episode "Tombstone" ends with live action during the credits in stead of the usual black background.
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