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.
Detective Mike Logan's brown leather coat was not supplied by the wardrobe department. Chris Noth bought that coat from a second-hand clothing store.
Det. Lennie Briscoe:
You know, if I didn't already know you don't have kids, I'd know you don't have kids.
On more than one occasion, a suspect has invoked his/her right to counsel and yet the officers continue to talk with them. If the suspect goes to court this will usually come back to haunt the detectives as the defendant's lawyer will throw out any statements made by their clients. However if the suspect is innocent then the police will usually get away with talking to them without a lawyer present.
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.
Rebroadcasts on TNT were digitally altered to include product placements.