Groundbreaking producer Dick Wolf presides over his popular, Emmy Award-winning Law & Order franchise on NBC with Law & Order: Criminal Intent. This legal crime drama is unique among the other franchise programs in that it offers an additional dimension by exposing major crimes from the criminal's perspective. Vincent D'Onofrio stars as Det. Robert Goren, an exceptionally bright homicide investigator with well-honed instincts that match up favorably with his criminal quarry. Likewise, his partner, Det. Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe), brings an independence and stylish edge to her work that meshes well in tandem with Goren. In the fifth season, they were joined by Mike Logan (Chris Noth), who has finally worked his way back from a ten-year exile to Staten Island, and Carolyn Barek (Annabella Sciorra) as a devoted Catholic detective whose religion plays a part in everything she does. Their commanding officer, Capt. James Deakins (Jamey Sheridan), is a competent but ambitious political character who knows how to survive and thrive behind the scenes. All of them often butt heads with the no-nonsense Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver (Courtney B. Vance), a stickler for the crucial legal details. Balcer, a ten-year veteran of the original Law & Order series, developed Law & Order: Criminal Intent and serves as head writer, executive producer and show runner. Peter Jankowski and Fred Berner, who produced the Oscar-nominated film Pollock, are also executive producers. Marlane Gomard Meyer, Warren Leight, Gerry Conway and Arthur Forney are co-executive producers.