A female prosecutor in real life and a couple in the movies

There is a list of female prosecutors in the movies if you scroll to the bottom of The Scotman’s profile on author and former assistant district attorney Linda Fairstein by Jackie McGlone.  But if you don’t read the profile, you would be missing out because she has accomplished a lot in her career which began at a time when female prosecutors were few in numbers. 

For Law & Order fans out there, this excerpt may interest you:

If all of this sounds like an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, then that’s because the excellent TV series is based on the ground-breaking work and distinguished career of Fairstein, who pioneered the use of DNA evidence to identify sex offenders. Her unique Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit (SCPU) was established in 1974 for victims of domestic, sexual and child abuse and she was its director for more than 25 years.

Indeed, Fairstein’s alter ego in Law & Order – Assistant DA Alex Cabot, whose initials are a homage to Fairstein’s own fictional heroine, Alex Cooper – is played by the icily glamorous Stephanie March, who shadowed Fairstein to see how her work was done.

After reading this article, I plan on looking for her books right away!  She, and her protagonist, seem like feisty and empowered women. 

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