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Crime & Punishment is a 2002 reality television, nontraditional court show spin-off of the Law & Order franchise. It premiered on NBC on June 16, 2002, and ran through the summers of 2002, 2003, and 2004. The show was produced by Bill Guttentag, who won an Academy Award for his documentary You Don't Have to Die.[1]

Crime & Punishment
Created byBill Guttentag
David Kanter
Dick Wolf
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes26
Production
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Wolf Films
Shape Pictures
Anonymous Content
Studios USA Television Distribution
(2002)
(season 1)
Universal Television Distribution
(2003-2004)
(seasons 2-3)
DistributorStudios USA Television Distribution
(2002)
(season 1)
Universal Television Distribution
(2003-2004)
(seasons 2-3)
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseJune 16, 2002 (2002-06-16) –
July 17, 2004 (2004-07-17)

DescriptionEdit

"In the criminal justice system, deputy district attorneys represent the people. The prosecutors you are about to see, and the cases they try, are real. Nothing has been reenacted."

          –Opening narration spoken by Steven Zirnkilton

The series goes inside the District Attorney's office of San Diego County, California, as they prepared and tried cases. It involved going behind the scenes with the prosecutors as they prepared for the trial and provided three-camera coverage of the courtroom. Crime & Punishment has been described as a cross between a drama and a documentary or "docudrama". The series was created and executive produced by Wolf, along with Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Bill Guttentag. David J. Kanter is co-creator and executive producer, and follows prosecutors from the San Diego County District Attorney’s office as they investigate and try cases, while viewers see the drama unfold from real-life victims, prosecutors, family members and defendants. Based on reports from real-life cases.

The main theme was a remix of the Law & Order theme.

Episode listEdit

Season 1: 2002Edit

  1. "People v. Dailey" / 2002.06.16
  2. "People v. Jones" / 2002.06.23
  3. "People v. Vasquez" / 2002.06.30
  4. "People v. Sanabria" / 2002.07.07
  5. "People v. Curry" / 2002.07.14
  6. "People v. Scheirbaum & People v. Villa" / 2002.07.21
  7. "People v. Taitano" / 2002.07.28
  8. "People v. Garcia" / 2002.08.04
  9. "People v. Kayser & People v. Palomino" / 2002.08.11
  10. "People v. Wells" / 2002.08.18
  11. "People v. Scott & People v. Smith" / 2002.08.25
  12. "People v. Mayta" / 2002.09.01
  13. "People v. Redondo" / Air date unknown

Season 2: 2003Edit

  1. "People v. Richard Arnold" / 2003.06.01
  2. "People v. Ron Barker/NY Nourn" / 2003.06.08
  3. "People v. Clifford Smith" / 2003.06.15
  4. "People v. Emile Robershaw" / 2003.06.22
  5. "People v. Joseph Villarino" / 2003.06.29
  6. "People v. Hugo Alcazar" / 2003.07.06
  7. "People v. Delia Contreras" / 2003.07.13

Season 3: 2004Edit

  1. "People v. George Waller Jr. & Lawrence Calhoun" / 2004.06.12
  2. "People v. Brenda Cook & People v. Lawrence Marsh" / 2004.06.19
  3. "People v. Bernard Cutts" / 2004.06.26
  4. "People v. Terry Hall" / 2004.07.03
  5. "People v. McPherson, Bubeck & People v. Chastang" / 2004.07.10
  6. "People v. Tianna Thomas & People v. Charles Mambane" / 2004.07.17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oxman, Steven; Oxman, Steven (2002-06-13). "Crime & Punishment". Variety. Retrieved 2019-09-24.

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