TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.
Det. Lennie Briscoe:
"Oh hello Mrs. Russell, you daughter was raped and shot in the head". You want me to do it?
The series makes it seem like the prosecutors and defense attorneys are evenly matched, which is way off. Lots of defendants can't afford a lawyer and are assigned public defenders. Public defenders can be tasked with 500 cases in a year. (And that's a conservative estimate.)
The Season 17 episode "Tombstone" ends with live action during the credits instead of the usual black background.