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.
It is said that District Attorney Adam Schiff is loosely based on the real Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, and it's been reported that Morgenthau himself enjoys the character of Schiff.
In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.
We see the detectives arrest wealthy people going about their business and when taken down to the precinct where they actually cooperate with the authorities rather than allowing their attorneys to speak on their behalf. This doesn't happen as wealthy people who aren't flight risks are allowed to surrender rather than be arrested in public and will let there attorneys do all the talking.
At the start of the season one episode "Torrents of Greed, Part 2" the customary "In the criminal justice system..." opening monologue and screen title were replaced with a monologue and screen title about manipulation of the legal system.