Law & Order: Criminal Intent was an American police procedural series created by Dick Wolf for NBC, although the 2007-2011 seasons ran on USA Network. In total, it ran for 10 seasons.
Like most other Law & Order shows, Criminal Intent follows the police as they solve crimes and subsequently build a case against the defendant. In Criminal Intent, however, more screen time is given to the criminals and victims, revealing their 'intent' in the time leading up to the crime. Additionally, most episodes end in a confession rather than a court case - breaking away from the 'half cops/half lawyers' format of the original Law & Order.
Westphall connections in Law & Order: Criminal IntentEdit
- The season seven episode "Contract" features a guest appearance by Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack) from In Plain Sight.
- Criminal Intent spun out of Law & Order.