Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The third of producer Dick Wolf's Law & Order TV series, Law & Order: Criminal Intent included many of the dramatic ingredients that had contributed to the success of the earlier programs. There were the usual dedicated cops, represented by detectives Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe), and the standard hardworking prosecutors, personfied by Assistant DA Ron Carver (Courtney Vance). The novelty on this occasion was that the crime of the week was dramatized from the prime suspect's point of view, which tended to cut down on the mystery elements, but did wonders for the overall suspense quotient. Other regulars included Jamey Sheridan as Police Captain James Deakins and Tracy Howe as forensic accountant Leon Martel. Law & Order: Criminal Intent began its weekly, 60-minute NBC run September 30, 2001.
crime-solving, detective, District-Attorney, suspect