True Stories of Law & Order: SVU: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show by Kevin DwyerThe real-life cases behind TVs hit crime drama-including photos!
The crimes, the suspects, the trials-as they really went down.
True Stories of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit focuses on twenty-five of the scandalous true crimes that real detectives have grappled with- the facts behind the fictionalized stories on the phenomenally popular TV show. Beyond the actual crimes, the entire criminal process is covered-from investigation and arrest to trial and verdict. This book reveals in-depth accounts of some of the most monstrous offenses recreated on the hit series, including the gripping story of a teenage love triangle that led to the murder of a young girl and the deadly confrontation between the FBI and David Koreshs cult that made national headlines.
Stopping these criminals is only the beginning. Confronting the deep psychological scars left on their victims is the real challenge. This collection offers fans of the show and those interested in crime-solving techniques a glimpse of the real stories and real people behind some of the most notable, notorious, and gut wrenching cases of sexually-based crimes in recent history.
The Best Law & Order: SVU Episodes Based On True Stories
In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. The writers of SVU often adapt current events into scripts for the dark, gritty police procedural show that everyone loves to binge watch on Netflix. This episode was based on the physical altercation that took place between pop singer Rihanna and rapper Chris Brown in Brown beat his then-girlfriend, Rihanna, but she continued to date him, despite his violent behavior. Another episode, "Devastating Story," was based on the UVA rape allegations published in Rolling Stone magazine that were later proven to be false. The Episode: A seven-months pregnant woman is found dead, with her child ripped out of her body in a crude Cesarean section. Detectives race to find the missing baby before it is too late.
Plot : After a seven-year-old girl is shot by one of her male classmates, the detectives must track down how the little boy got the gun in the first place. Owens legally couldn't be charged for murder due to his young age and to this day remains the youngest school shooting perpetrator. Plot : After a female prostitute kills a man after he attempts to rape her, the detectives try to prove that she is actually a serial killer. She claimed that the men sexually assaulted her while she was working as a prostitute and that the murders were committed in self-defense. Plot : After a two-year-old girl is reported missing by her grandmother, the daughter's mother played by Hilary Duff! She lies to the police, is photographed partying and buys burial materials during the time her daughter went missing. The reckless party-girl mother comes across to the detectives as super unstable.
"Selfish" (Season 10, Episode 19) seemed to be inspired by the Casey Anthony trial.
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After 19 seasons and counting, the award-winning series encapsulates everything one would expect in a TV thriller. In the episode , Hilary Duff plays a young mom accused of killing her daughter. Anthony was accused in of murdering her daughter Caylee. In both the "SVU" episode and in real life, a grandmother reported the young girl's disappearance and complained the mother's car "smelled like a dead body. She was, however, found guilty of four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to law enforcement. She was sentenced to four years in jail.