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The third "Law and Order" series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.

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 Alexandra Eames (144 episodes, 2001-2011)
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 Robert Goren (141 episodes, 2001-2011)
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 James Deakins (111 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Ron Carver (111 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers (110 episodes, 2001-2011)
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 Danny Ross (61 episodes, 2006-2010)
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This show centers on the NYPD's Major Case Squad (and the offbeat, Sherlock Holmes-like Detective Robert Goren) in its efforts to stop the worst criminal offenders in New York. It also puts a new twist to the "Law & Order" formula: now, in each episode, we see the crimes as they are planned and committed. Written by Brian Barjenbruch

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Where intellect defies evil. See more »


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The show's format was partially inspired by the NBC Columbo mystery movies staring Peter Falk. Both started out with the crime being seen from the criminals point of view and with them confident that they can get away with it. However, they then get outsmarted by a brilliant detective. The shows differ in that "Columbo" usually shows the full crime in the beginning while in "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" the viewer is only shown enough to be a few steps ahead of the detectives in knowing what happened. Goren and Columbo also have very different styles in analyzing the crime and the suspects. See more »

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Detective Robert Goren: One thing this line of work teaches us is that guys will do anything for love.
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Follows Law & Order (1990) See more »

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There's Only Me
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D'Onofrio is a genius.
4 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I originally didn't care much for Criminal Intent, focusing my energy toward Special Victims Unit. I have done this for years and never much thought about it. How wrong I have been. Vincent D'Onofrio has evolved his character to be hard-nosed, yet sensitive,intelligent, pure, tortured, and easily identifiable to the suspects, not to mention, able to solve a crime off the top of his head to a certain extent. His own past with sexual abuse is beautifully understated. Bobby Goren is the heart and soul of the entire series, constantly stunning me with his genius and beautiful crafting, even being a little bit sexy. I think Goren is magical. All the utter brilliance of his work has made me wonder: Why has D'Onofrio not won an Emmy?


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