and Criminal Justice:
the Legal Systemís Treatment of Sex Offenders through Law & Order
"The episode I have chosen
to analyze, produced in the show's seventh season and titled 'Mad Dog,'
addresses the problems associated with detaining serial rapists under involuntary
civil commitment laws, the effectiveness of such restraint, and the constitutional
questions raised by prosecutors who seek legal recourse in civilly committing
Wallin Interview Transcripts
Herein, transcripts of interviews
Canadian broadcaster Pamela Wallin which aired on February 25, 2001, with
various members of the L&O casts: Jerry Orbach, Jesse Martin, S. Epatha
Merkerson and Sam Waterston. Still to come: Mariska Hargitay, Chris Meloni,
Dan Florek, Ice-T.
Interview: Locations Manager Moe Bardach
"People like with our show
is to say
L&O filmed in my house or my townhouse or my apartment,
and a lot of people have parties when the epsiode airs!"
|Write a crossover
story between L&O characters and characters on any other TV show, past
or present -- but not any other cop or lawyer show. (This means no L&O
shows can cross over with other L&O shows, either!)
LENGTH: 5,000 words or fewer
DUE: September 1, 2002
to Abigail for winning last issue's contest! She correctly guessed that
"Manhood" was the episode in which the actor who played the prosecution
lawyer considered his summation speech "weak" and a scriptwriter made some
And a new contest for the Fall. This time,
be careful ... which producer/writer once speculated that this would be
an interesting series: "Briscoe gets tired of being a New York cop, goes
to Baltimore, convinces Munch to quit, too. They move to South Beach, coaching
an all-women volleyball team. The spin-off runs six years. [We] retire,
with smiles on our faces."
Da Rules: Email
the episode name to email@example.com.
Include your FULL NAME and SNAIL-MAIL ADDRESS. Correct answers sent in
by September 1, 2002 will have their names thrown behind a desk chair,
and the one that lands closest to the chair wins. That sharp tack will
get to choose one: Either the For Your Emmy Consideration tape from L&O
for 2000 (episodes: "Gunshow" and "KiLLerZ," or the 2000 Emmy Consideration
tape from SVU (episodes: Payback" and "Slaves." One entry per snail-mail
address. Partial entries will be DISCARDED without notice. Replacement
entries will not be accepted. apocrypha
employees and their immediate family members are disqualified.