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.
Dr. Emil Skoda (J.K. Simmons) was named after the founder of the Czech engineering and manufacturing firm, Skoda.
Det. Lennie Briscoe:
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Throughout the series, the detectives (or the Crime Scene Unit Forensic Technicians) are able to ID a bullet caliber from the wound size. In reality this is impossible. A 9mm, .38, .40 and even a .45 all make wounds that are indistinguishable from each other on a body. The police also often look at a bullet and ID the pistol from it. While possible, this requires forensic analysis and is generally not very conclusive because the bullet is too deformed. The conformation of a particular bullet coming from a particular gun using "ballistic fingerprinting" has never resulted in a conviction.
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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