Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
is a spin-off of Wolf's successful crime drama Law & Order. Maybe it is of great interest for the fans of late actor Jayne Mansfield, one of the leading blonde sex symbols of the 1950s, whose daughter Mariska Magdolina Hargitay , plays the role of a detective in the Manhattan SVU. Or maybe some of the stories based on true crimes are worthy reading. The book "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.
In-depth accounts of some of the most monstrous offenses are recreated on the series, including the gripping story of Aileen Carol Wuornos , an American serial killer who became the tenth woman in the United States to be executed via lethal injection on October 9, 2002.
The collection of stories in the book, gives 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.
" Memo From The Dark Side" , the twentieth season premiere episode of the original series Law & Order, was inspired by Abu Ghraib scandal, the Torture memos and allegations of torture during USA's war on terror.
Some of these real stories and the real people involved:
1)Final interview of serial killer Aileen Carol Wuornos - executed on October 8, 2002:
In her final interview shortly before her execution she claimed that her mind was being attacked by "sonic pressure" to make her appear crazy. Prior to that she had accused the prison matrons of torturing her. She claimed overhearing conversations about "trying to get me so pushed over the brink by them I'd wind up committing suicide before the [execution]" and "wishing to rape me before execution." She also complained of strip searches, being handcuffed so tightly that her wrists bruised any time she left her cell, door kicking, frequent window checks by matrons and "cat calling ... in distaste and a pure hatred towards me." She also mentions a "the floor harassment" as no marks torture.
2) " Memo From The Dark Side" Episode 1- Season 20 of Law & Order - review: