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.
The show was based on and inspired by a BBC 4 part drama about the British legal system broadcast in 1978 and seen by Dick Wolf. The drama looked at an event ( a corrupt Scotland Yard detective frames a known criminal for an armed robbery) from four... ...
Det. Lennie Briscoe:
I specifically asked for him to be put on suicide watch. Apparently here at Riker's that mean that they watch you commit suicide.
When the detectives want to "bring in" or "pick up" someone for questioning, the subjects are usually located instantly. That might work if they had a consistent schedule they followed faithfully every day, but there are few people who do that. Also, many of the people they are looking for are homeless or otherwise itinerant, and even they don't know where they will be tomorrow.
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.
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