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The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court. - Law and Order Streaming

Year started: 1990
Stars: S. Epatha Merkerson  Jerry Orbach  Jesse L. Martin 
Creators: Dick Wolf 
IMDB rating: 7.4
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Episode list

Season 20. Episode 23

A terrorist threatens students.

Season 20. Episode 22

A man's double life is discovered after he is stabbed to death; a reality TV crew finds a dead body locked in a dog cage.

Season 20. Episode 21

A man's double life is discovered after he is stabbed to death; a reality TV crew finds a dead body locked in a dog cage.

Season 20. Episode 20

When a young heiress dies of an apparent drug overdose, Lupo and Bernard begin to suspect her cousin, whose inheritance increased after her death.

Season 20. Episode 19

When the body of a model is found burning in an alley, Detectives Lupo and Bernard search for her killer.

Season 20. Episode 18

When Dr. Oscar Silva, an environmental scientist, is poisoned during a conference, Lupo and Bernard suspect competitors from Silva's field of study.

Season 20. Episode 17

Detectives Lupo and Bernard tackle a complex case when four police officers are shot.

Season 20. Episode 16

After a man is found guilty of a hate crime, Emily Ryan (Amy Madigan) and The Collective try to prove his innocence.

Season 20. Episode 15

A woman's body is found stashed on a food service cart in a hotel; Detectives Bernard and Lupo discover evidence that leads them to a medical school research project.

Season 20. Episode 14

The detectives investigate the death of a high school student, which leads them to questioning the adults in his life.

Season 20. Episode 13

After a family is found brutally murdered in their home, Detectives Lupo and Bernard track down two leads---a troubled, runaway teenager and a suspect who suffers from post-trau...

Season 20. Episode 12

Detectives Lupo and Bernard investigate the murder of a journalist, and the probe embroils a talk-show host (Samantha Bee) in a scandal involving numerous workplace liaisons and...

Season 20. Episode 11

The disfigured body of a campaign volunteer is found with the word "" scrawled on his chest, kicking off an investigation that turns up numerous suspects. Benjamin Bratt reprise...

Season 20. Episode 10

When an elderly man defends his shop from an armed robbery, Detectives Kevin Bernard and Cyrus Lupo suspect that this incident could have been an inside job. After further inves...

Season 20. Episode 9

When a key witness in a murder trial is found dead in her hotel, detectives get involved in a spiraling case that unravels into an intricate conspiracy.

Season 20. Episode 8

When a wealthy young woman is found dead in her apartment, a few signs lead detectives to believe the killer was not after her wealth; a security video exposes two potential sus...

Season 20. Episode 7

The detectives discover a drug cartel that uses young boys as assassins.

Season 20. Episode 6

The revelation of a murder victim's true identity leads detectives to a suspicious web site with threatening posts.

Season 20. Episode 5

When Dr. Walter Benning (Guest Star Matthew Boston) is killed in church, Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) arrive at the scene and are in...

Season 20. Episode 4

A mother of ten adopted special needs children is murdered.

Season 20. Episode 3

A musician's corpse turns up behind a trash can, along with a bag of money, kicking off an investigation that leads detectives to Don Sorenson (John Bolger) and what may be a ki...

Season 20. Episode 2

A crime scene investigator is murdered in her apartment. Her fiance is suspected, but then a journalist is attacked and DNA is found at the scene that links this crime to the mu...

Season 20. Episode 1

When a young war veteran is found dead, Detectives Lupo and Bernard connect the murder to an attorney who used to work for the Department of Justice.

Season 19. Episode 22

A prominent charity executive is murdered and claims of stalking and blackmail surface during the investigation.

Season 19. Episode 21

Detectives Lupo and Bernard investigate whether a serial killer is targeting homeless men and discover that a copycat may be at work.

Season 19. Episode 20

Two engaged scientists die in a fire and their mentally challenged neighbor is injured while trying to help them. The detectives discover that the couple was stabbed before the ...

Season 19. Episode 19

A firefighter and his wife are tortured and murdered in their new townhouse. The murders may be linked to an old unsolved drug case.

Season 19. Episode 18

The detectives investigate the vicious beating of a Hispanic illegal immigrant that may be linked to a series of other hate crimes.

Season 19. Episode 17

Lupo and Bernard uncover a love triangle while investigating a television reporter's murder.

Season 19. Episode 16

A writer is murdered after investigating an espionage case involving the Chinese government.

Season 19. Episode 15

The mistress of the CEO of a failed bank is killed in a hit-and-run and the investigation leads to a kidnapping and extortion plot.

Season 19. Episode 14

A Web site operator's death leads Lupo and Bernard to investigate a Christian subculture. Elsewhere, McCoy's political rival uses the media to exploit the situation.

Season 19. Episode 13

An Army recruitment center is bombed. An unconscious woman and a dead baby are found in the wreckage.

Season 19. Episode 12

A police officer who's been having financial problems takes hostages at gunpoint and then gets killed by fellow officers. Detectives Lupo and Bernard search his apartment and fi...

Season 19. Episode 11

A murdered truck driver has ties to the Russian mob.

Season 19. Episode 10

Married biologists find their son and housekeeper murdered in their home, prompting an investigation that has the wife revisiting her sorority days.

Season 19. Episode 9

Cutter and Connie contend with an unscrupulous attorney (Dallas Roberts) after a plaintiff in the lawyer's class-action suit against an airline company is murdered. Mercedes Rue...

Season 19. Episode 8

A pair of divorce lawyers are murdered in their home and the investigation leads to a possible cover-up involving the abuse of adopted children.

Season 19. Episode 7

A woman's body is discovered in a city garden, and the murder case exposes a possible conflict of interest for Cutter. Ned Beatty guest stars.

Season 19. Episode 6

Detectives Lupo and Bernard investigate when the writer of a bestselling memoir is found dead in a community of male prostitutes.

Season 19. Episode 5

A tourist is murdered, and the case sends Bernard and Lupo to upstate New York for clues

Season 19. Episode 4

The probe of a fatal construction-crane collapse becomes an investigation into an attempted murder.

Season 19. Episode 3

A young woman (Jena Malone) escapes from a polygamous cult.

Season 19. Episode 2

A mentally challenged man is reunited with the mother who gave him away after his brother is killed.

Season 19. Episode 1

When a Wall Street stockbroker turns up dead, sound evidence is hard to come by, and DA Jack McCoy is forced to make one of the most controversial arguments of his legal career.

Season 18. Episode 18

A jeweler is found murdered exposing a prostitution ring.

Season 18. Episode 17

An online romance may be at the heart of a mechanic's murder, but Detectives Lupo and Bernard must unravel some truly bizarre developments before the full story is known.

Season 18. Episode 16

A legal aid strike ends in the death of a lawyer, and the investigation leads to a golf greenskeeper who proclaims his innocence, again. Then the case takes an even stranger twi...

Season 18. Episode 15

A novelist's apparent suicide soon changes to a murder investigation with suspects that include a cult and her husband, but Cutter's case may not be closed when jury tampering p...

Season 18. Episode 14

Internal affairs takes a special interest in Detective Green after a gambler is found dead by his bullet, and the investigation turns up a part of his past he's taken pains to c...

Season 18. Episode 13

A terrorist organization seems to be tied in with the violent death of an art dealer, until the victim's troubled son with ties to a fanatic religious group is investigated.

Season 18. Episode 12

When the police shut down a dog-fighting ring, the investigation becomes a murder case after a woman's finger is found inside one of the dogs; things get more complicated as the...

Season 18. Episode 11

The murder of a psychiatrist focuses the suspect list to his clients and wife, and the defense of the murderer will challenge the D.A.'s office to somehow show the jury that a b...

Season 18. Episode 10

A high school party turns tragic when a teenager is found dead, and the detectives end up playing games with the two leading suspects to find out the real story. Unfortunately, ...

Season 18. Episode 9

A case of mistaken identity leads Green and Lupo to suspect that a murdered doctor may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Season 18. Episode 8

A riot at an immigration rally ends in murder, and the political climate causes McCoy to assign a special prosecutor increasing tensions at the office.

Season 18. Episode 7

A hit-and-run investigation leads back to a title company, and Green and Lupo must go undercover to crack the case.

Season 18. Episode 6

A triple homicide has ties to a politician, but he may be just the first step toward the truth and a killer who will take desperate measures to keep his freedom.

Season 18. Episode 5

Lupo and Green investigate the shooting death of young white teenager and a 9 year old black girl. The investigation hits a brick wall when both white and black communities refu...

Season 18. Episode 4

The investigation into a pair of missing pants leads to the murder of a young lawyer. Lupo and Green soon turn their suspicions to a businessman who works for a shady multinatio...

Season 18. Episode 3

The explosion of a package including scientific research injures a pregnant security guard, leading to the investigation of the scientist's experiments.

Season 18. Episode 2

Lupo and Green's first offical case together is a kidnapping that happened during a citywide blackout; a housekeeper is slain and a mother and daughter are kidnapped. The eviden...

Season 18. Episode 1

Cyrus Lupo returns to New York after four years abroad to deal with his own terror. Lupo and Green investigate two suicides committed the same way. The detectives are suspicious...

Season 17. Episode 22

When Nicole Bailey, the ex-wife of a respected former senator, is found murdered and brutalized in her home, Green and Cassady look first at the senator, but follow the trail of...

Season 17. Episode 21

The detectives link the deaths of two homeless men to the war in Iraq.

Season 17. Episode 20

When a young boy is found murdered, Green and Cassady follow the leads to a suspected serial pedophile/murderer.

Season 17. Episode 19

Green and Cassady get mixed up with the Russian consulate after Peter Rostov dies of ricin poisoning. Their investigation leads them first to his work, where they learn he spent...

Season 17. Episode 18

Green and Cassady follow the clues in the shooting death of female rapper Clarice James, 'Sweet Clarice', first to a sketchy music producer and then to a jeweler who claims Clar...

Season 17. Episode 17

Green and Cassady investigate an arson turned homicide when a body found in a burned church turns out to have been murdered before the fire started.

Season 17. Episode 16

After publisher Serena Darby is found murdered in her apartment, suspicion turns to J.P. Lange, a former professional baseball player acquitted of his wife's murder who had writ...

Season 17. Episode 15

After an actress is found dead in her apartment, Green and Cassady attempt to prove that her death was not a suicide.

Season 17. Episode 14

A reverend confesses to the murder of a young gay actor, but McCoy and Rubirosa soon learn that he may not be the guilty party.

Season 17. Episode 13

The shooting of university student Jason Miles at a political rally hosted by controversial speaker Judith Barlow leaves any number of suspects, but after Green and Cassady prov...

Season 17. Episode 12

Green and Cassady investigate after Sean Archer, a producer who had recently adopted a child from Africa with his wife, well-known actress Sofia, is gunned down outside an ice c...

Season 17. Episode 11

After Michael Jones dies in his mother's hospital room with no immediate explanation, his mother Ashley accuses her former husband's adult children, Miles and Hillary Foster, wh...

Season 17. Episode 10

After corporate attorney Charles Dillon is discovered dead in a hotel room, Green and Cassady investigate and learn that the company he was working for is in the process of bein...

Season 17. Episode 9

Green and Cassady hunt a mass murderer Leon Vorgitch, who recently escaped from prison. The finally corner Vorgitch in a school with a room full of hostages, and before surrende...

Season 17. Episode 8

After Hudson Moore is found bludgeoned in the back of the Babes Being Bad bus, suspicion initially turns to the company's creator, Chris Drake, until video footage leads detecti...

Season 17. Episode 7

A has-been actor wearing blood-stained clothing arrested for drunken driving reveals religious prejudices during his rantings.

Season 17. Episode 6

The shooting of a local businessman is linked to a killing in Iraq, and McCoy and Rubirosa refuse to allow the killer to plead out.

Season 17. Episode 5

When Carl Mullaly is discovered murdered in his apartment, Green and Cassady learn that he had recently been profiled on HardFocus, a tabloid talk show that exposes sex offender...

Season 17. Episode 4

After Eric Khabaly is seen being murdered on tape in what appears to be an American movement against Islam, Green and Cassady investigate the case which leads them to Khabaly's ...

Season 17. Episode 3

When eight-year-old Jenna Wechsler dies as a result of a building explosion, Green and Cassady follow the trail of evidence to Rosalie Schaffner, the owner's ex-wife. McCoy and ...

Season 17. Episode 2

Green and Cassady investigate after the photograph of a dead woman is found on a popular website, B-Frendz.com. Their investigation leads them to a mentally disturbed young man ...

Season 17. Episode 1

Green and Cassady investigate the death of a cop accidentally killed during a botched robbery which leads them to stolen photographs of a celebrity mother married to a player.

Season 16. Episode 22

The family of a man who once turned in his customers to the police is slain, and the ensuing fracas pits McCoy against a corrupt D.E.A. agent.

Season 16. Episode 21

Fontana and Green are called in to investigate when Green's former replacement, Nick Falco, is suspected of murdering a young woman he had spent the night with.

Season 16. Episode 20

After undercover cop Dana Baker is murdered, Fontana and Green learn that the man who killed her had discovered her identity after seeing a photograph of her in the paper reveal...

Season 16. Episode 19

When a teenage boy commits suicide after firing on a doctor and hitting an innocent party, Fontana and Green investigate why he was after the doctor to begin with and learn that...

Season 16. Episode 18

Fontana and Green investigate when a bank manager is involved in the robbing of his own bank and learn that his daughter is being held hostage and that he had to go along with t...

Season 16. Episode 17

After Jeffrey Pope, a private military contractor, is found dead, suspicion eventually leads Green and Fontana to Robbie Howell, the younger brother of a man who died because of...

Season 16. Episode 16

The case against a high powered executive accused of killing her lover rests on the executive's estranged husband and unstable teenage daughter.

Season 16. Episode 15

After the body of a teenage boy is found dead in a warehouse, detectives use DNA to connect the boy to a convicted rapist and serial killer, then to the boy's mother, Allison As...

Season 16. Episode 14

Fontana and Green arrest a fellow student after a young man is murdered, but McCoy faces a tough adversary when he tries to prosecute the crime.

Season 16. Episode 13

A journalist's suicide becomes suspect after Green and Fontana find evidence at the scene suggesting that it wasn't a suicide after all. Their suspicions turn to the reporter's ...

Season 16. Episode 12

After Philip and Valerie Messick are attacked in their home, Green and Fontana follow the trail to a small-time thug named Jay Fleckner. After Valerie's testimony unintentionall...

Season 16. Episode 11

Jeffrey Kilgore is found murdered after destroying the Speicher Chumash, which had been brought to America from Poland years earlier. Green and Fontana follow the trail of evide...

Season 16. Episode 10

After the daughter of one of Van Buren's college friends is found dead in her room, a suicide, Van Buren joins Green and Fontana in hunting down the man who burned her face with...

Season 16. Episode 9

The deaths of three women with the same name lead Fontana and Green to the nine-year-old conviction of Leland Barnes, who had shot and killed his wife in an office full of peopl...

Season 16. Episode 8

Detectives discover that the owner of a trucking company has been smuggling illegal aliens and suspect that a citizens' border patrol member has killed him.

Season 16. Episode 7

Fontana and Green investigate when the body of a young mother who had recently cleaned her life up is found in her apartment, with her five-day-old infant son Nicholas missing. ...

Season 16. Episode 6

Teenage suspect Traci Sands dies in police custody after being arrested for the murder of the man who reported her to child protective services. Rodgers reveals that she died be...

Season 16. Episode 5

When the body of undercover reporter Teresa Richter is discovered, police soon realise her death is connected to the story she was working on a Latin gang, L-12. Their investiga...

Season 16. Episode 4

The murder of a man shortly before he was due to take his wife off life support sparks controversy when both suspects have iron-clad alibis.

Season 16. Episode 3

Fontana and McCoy pursue a man believed to have murdered a young girl ten years earlier despite numerous obstacles.

Season 16. Episode 2

When the body of Patrick Sullivan is found with one of Olivia Benson's business cards in his pocket, Green and Fontana call on SVU to help them with their case. Although not ini...

Season 16. Episode 1

A young girl is abducted in broad daylight, and the only link to the girl is an ex-convict who wants a deal before he's willing to talk.

Season 15. Episode 24

After a man causes a massive train crash that results in multiple deaths, McCoy tries to prosecute him for murder despite his insanity defense. But McCoy finds himself hampered ...

Season 15. Episode 23

When Fontana and Falco investigate an arson which caused the death of a firefighter, they discover a murder weapon tied to a nine year old murder and a hate crime in which the d...

Season 15. Episode 22

The shooting of a Panamanian jockey sends Fontana and Falco into the colorful world of horse racing, and they learn that the animal's owner used stolen funds for the purchase.

Season 15. Episode 21

Fontana and his temporary partner, Det. Nick Falco, must tread lightly when they discover links between a powerful police commissioner and the murders of an infamous porn actres...

Season 15. Episode 20

The bludgeoned corpse of a promiscuous lawyer is found in her office, and detectives treat her former lovers as suspects until DNA evidence points to a co-worker.

Season 15. Episode 19

Police and prosecutors go after a fanatical cult leader who encourages sex with children among her followers.

Season 15. Episode 18

When a TV network executive is found murdered, Detectives Fontana and Green suspect a pair of twins who were stealing from the organization until they discover a celebrity chef ...

Season 15. Episode 17

The investigation into a fatal traffic accident leads Fontana and Green to a slaughtered hunting party in the woods and an unknown man who may have been pursuing vigilante justice.

Season 15. Episode 16

McCoy prosecutes a famous basketball star accused of murdering a man who was suing him because of a massive brawl between players and fans.

Season 15. Episode 15

A conservative talk show host involved in a sexual harassment scandal is murdered, but the trail leads to the victim's wife and an obsessed stalker.

Season 15. Episode 14

Fontana and Green are baffled by a series of flu-related deaths until they discover that the victims were given fake vaccine. McCoy goes after the con man who distributed the va...

Season 15. Episode 13

When a rap producer is found shot to death in his studio, detectives focus on his protege, whose demos link him and a friend to a second murder. As the investigation unfolds, So...

Season 15. Episode 12

The investigation into the murder of a wealthy husband leads to the uncovering of a conspiracy involving infidelity and greed and leads to one defendant attempting to evade just...

Season 15. Episode 11

When a paroled child murderer is run down, the investigation leads to a terrified social worker and an experimental prison therapy program.

Season 15. Episode 10

The prosecution of a drug trafficker responsible for a stash house massacre is hampered when McCoy discovers that the defendant claims diplomatic immunity, and has been working ...

Season 15. Episode 9

When the investigation into the contract killing of a jeweler uncovers his plan to roll over on his Russian mob connections to a federal prosecutor, as well as an unhappy wife w...

Season 15. Episode 8

The detectives are skeptical when a former street activist turned shock jock with a history of staging phony muggings to gain publicity for his causes appears to be the subject ...

Season 15. Episode 7

The investigation into the death of a governor's wife uncovers a web of infidelity, greed, and corruption which forces McCoy to counter a defense based on a ground-breaking inte...

Season 15. Episode 6

A plastic surgeon's greed and narcissism contribute to his failure to care for a patient and this ultimately results in her death. Branch insists that McCoy prosecute him for cr...

Season 15. Episode 5

After Green goes undercover to gather evidence on the gun dealers who murdered two detectives during a buy-and-bust, McCoy is able to connect the hit men to the attorney who pai...

Season 15. Episode 4

McCoy goes after the C.E.O. of a pharmaceutical company who knowingly commissioned further clinical trials on a drug to extend its patent protection yielding millions of dollars...

Season 15. Episode 3

When a prison gang puts out a contract on a Sing Sing corrections officer and his family, assigning the job to a newly released ex-con, the terrified officer pleads preemptive s...

Season 15. Episode 2

When a woman abandoned by her firefighter husband for his partner's widow is threatened with also losing custody of her children, she murders her romantic rival, claiming that 9...

Season 15. Episode 1

An Iraqi immigrant who murders a former military policewoman in retaliation for torturing her brother at Abu Ghraib prison claims that she is covered as an enemy combatant under...

Season 14. Episode 24

Briscoe bids farewell to the 27 as the prosecution of two women for killing each other's husbands comes to a successful conclusion.

Season 14. Episode 23

When a caviar importer is murdered the day after his wedding to a much-younger woman, the large pool of suspects includes his new wife, his children, and his chief competitor, e...

Season 14. Episode 22

Van Buren has reservations about Branch's tactics in luring a Ginza nightclub owner back to New York after the Japanese government is unwilling to extradite him to face charges ...

Season 14. Episode 21

The investigation into a bar room brawl fatality reveals a detective's decades-old vendetta against a petty criminal turned murderer who was falsely accused of one murder after ...

Season 14. Episode 20

Greed, treachery and disrespect shape the motives for murder when two men are gunned down at an exclusive restaurant.

Season 14. Episode 19

The District Attorney's Office is set on its ear when the investigation into the death of an A.D.A. uncovers a scandal that could imperil hundreds of cases.

Season 14. Episode 18

A Holocaust survivor is murdered on the eve of her testimony in the deportation trial of a former concentration camp guard. McCoy must not only put the murderer on trial, but al...

Season 14. Episode 17

When McCoy fails to win a murder conviction against an eccentric cross dressing millionaire for the death of his neighbor, he redoubles the effort to convict the man for murderi...

Season 14. Episode 16

McCoy faces an uphill battle in proving that witnesses to the murder of a drug mule were bribed, intimidated, and eventually murdered on the orders of the drug dealer accused of...

Season 14. Episode 15

A decorated Gulf War veteran grief-stricken over the Afghanistan combat death of his son murders an anti-war protester, claiming at trial that he acted under extreme emotional d...

Season 14. Episode 14

A city employee's clerical error sets in motion a chain of events which culminates in a fatal shooting at and a secret Federal court proceeding with sinister implications.

Season 14. Episode 13

The death of a woman who fell from a hotel balcony leads to a case involving a lesbian couple and a state law banning gay adoption

Season 14. Episode 12

The investigation into the murder of a former bookie turned mob informant reveals a disturbing new wrinkle in organized crime involving legitimate businessmen moonlighting as co...

Season 14. Episode 11

The apparent hit-and-run of a homeless man send the detectives on a search for the driver, a high profile female publicist, which fuels the fire for the prosecutors to obtain a ...

Season 14. Episode 10

The owner of a clothing company with alien immigrant workers is found murdered which sends the detectives on a search for an unidentified evening caller whose girlfriend, also a...

Season 14. Episode 9

When a con man passing himself off as a grief counselor is poisoned by a respected doctor he victimized, McCoy must determine whether revenge or insanity prompted the crime.

Season 14. Episode 8

After a reporter accused of causing the deaths of soldiers with whom he was embedded in Iraq by reporting on their troop movements is shot and wounded on the eve of his return t...

Season 14. Episode 7

The husband of a woman whose partially decomposed body is found floating in the Hudson River becomes the prime suspect in her murder until the prosecutors uncover a connection b...

Season 14. Episode 6

When a man is found murdered shortly after depositing almost $400,000 in his savings account, the investigation into the source of funds reveals that the victim ran an identity ...

Season 14. Episode 5

A teenager's need for parental love, acceptance and recognition sets in motion the events leading to the deaths of 23 concert goers in a blaze started by a rock band's illegal p...

Season 14. Episode 4

The police and prosecutors investigate the connection between an award-winning songwriter and the young woman found murdered in his home to discover who would profit by her deat...

Season 14. Episode 3

The investigation into the carjacking of a vehicle containing vials of a deadly virus leads the detectives on a search for the first person infected with the virus and a biochem...

Season 14. Episode 2

The investigation into the murder of a bounty hunter leads to a reporter with compromised ethics and a dubious defense strategy.

Season 14. Episode 1

While investigating the death of a teenaged girl, the detectives stumble on a pattern of crimes that indicate they are after a serial killer. The suspect, however, puts the pros...

Season 13. Episode 24

Briscoe and Green are assigned to a case involving an eccentric comedian who may have killed his young son by dangling him off a ledge.

Season 13. Episode 23

Briscoe and Green catch four murders and a kidnapping on the same day, and get handed confessions in each case.

Season 13. Episode 22

It's a race against time as the detectives go on the hunt for a sniper whose victims are shot in broad daylight.

Season 13. Episode 21

The suspicious death of a Russian model leads the detectives to suspect medical malpractice.

Season 13. Episode 20

The murder of an admissions director of a private school leads the detectives to investigate a pair of angry parents whose children were denied admission, but then set their sig...

Season 13. Episode 19

The prime suspect in the murder of a woman outside a sex club claims to have merely witnessed the crime via a psychic vision.

Season 13. Episode 18

A missing football player becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a woman whose body is discovered floating in the East River.

Season 13. Episode 17

Investigating the murder of a cab driver, the detectives come to suspect a famous author and his protege, a former child prodigy.

Season 13. Episode 16

A media-savvy attorney defends a black teenager accused of shooting an off-duty police officer.

Season 13. Episode 15

The death of a stockbroker leads the detectives to his girlfriend whose mother is a cosmetics mogul who has a longstanding friendship with DA Arthur Branch, and will stop at not...

Season 13. Episode 14

The bludgeoning of a luxury sports car dealer leads the detectives to a mentally challenged man and his girlfriend who is extremely attractive and whose expensive tastes lead he...

Season 13. Episode 13

When the witness in a jewelry store robbery-homicide fails to appear in court, McCoy suspects foul play until he discovers that the man is a fugitive in a 20-year-old murder case.

Season 13. Episode 12

A drug dealer is killed and suspicion falls on a dead teenager's father. Briscoe, still mourning his daughter, is unusually sympathetic. But before the police can prove it, his ...

Season 13. Episode 11

The murder of a bookie with a high-class clientele leads the detectives to arrest his partner. Charged with first-degree murder, his attorney puts forth an unusual defense strat...

Season 13. Episode 10

The hit-and-run death of a popular high-school student leaves the detectives suspecting the girl's father was the real target. When evidence reveals that the death was possibly ...

Season 13. Episode 9

The smoldering corpse of an Asian girl found outside the Chinese consul general's apartment leads the detectives to believe she had immolated herself to make a political stateme...

Season 13. Episode 8

A star baseball player becomes the prime suspect in the murder of his limousine driver when it is discovered that the driver regularly supplied steroids to the sports icon. The ...

Season 13. Episode 7

A defense attorney who had just acquitted a cop killer is gunned down outside a Manhattan restaurant. The detectives start with police officers in the precinct of the injured of...

Season 13. Episode 6

The execution style shooting of a city contractor leads Briscoe and Green to suspect a professional hitman. They first focus upon possible enemies of the victim, but end up susp...

Season 13. Episode 5

The discovery of a body in Hells Kitchen who had been wearing a $40,000 diamond ring leads the detectives back to the World Trade Center attacks as the victim had been reported ...

Season 13. Episode 4

A struggling actress is murdered in an apparent robbery-homicide where a video tape, made by a couple touring the city and sold to a local news station, shows three suspects loa...

Season 13. Episode 3

Investigating the death of a rock band singer who had large amounts of cocaine and heroin in her system, the detectives question a former boyfriend who was a disgruntled band ma...

Season 13. Episode 2

The murder of a female high school English teacher uncovers a love triangle that includes a female student and a male teacher, both of whom become suspects. The prosecutors have...

Season 13. Episode 1

An American Muslim becomes the prime suspect in a double murder after an academic challenges his religious beliefs.

Season 12. Episode 24

A tenement building explodes and the lone victim is Joseph Haden. The building was rent controlled and there had been a tenant strike, so the police initially suspect arson. But...

Season 12. Episode 23

The body of a scantily clad woman is found on the Upper East Side. Because of her attire, it is initially presumed that she could be a high-class escort, especially after promis...

Season 12. Episode 22

The wife of an attorney with many disgruntled clients is killed, but the detectives believe that he was the intended target as he was willing to reveal information despite confi...

Season 12. Episode 21

The investigation into the death of a private investigator uncovers corruption, deceit, and immigration fraud in a Youth Baseball League whose manager will go to any lengths to ...

Season 12. Episode 20

When a "gold digging" wife is found dead, there are plenty of possible perpetrators. Her husband has become "whipped" and blinded by his young wife and then messes up his story ...

Season 12. Episode 19

The investigation of a student's killing leads to a case involving meat contamination at a food service.

Season 12. Episode 18

A stock analyst's murder leads the detectives to a corporation whose stock had fallen ... and plenty of suspects in the investors.

Season 12. Episode 17

When a high school student is found dead in an apartment building, Briscoe and Green suspect that the murder was a result of her getting a messageboard shut down. As McCoy and S...

Season 12. Episode 16

The investigation into the death of an 11-year-old girl uncovers the possible culpability of the child's mother and a rebirthing therapist.

Season 12. Episode 15

The murder of a psychologist leads to a case involving a computer company that sells information and their responsibility in shielding their clients' history in order to serve t...

Season 12. Episode 14

When a girl's parents frantically search for her, Briscoe and Green see that the girl's belongings were packed up in her apartment. They learn that the girl had been seeing a ma...

Season 12. Episode 13

The bludgeoning of two women in their apartment leads the detectives to a suspect who has taken a hostage while demanding legal representation ... and Southerlyn's actions, whil...

Season 12. Episode 12

The father of a dying girl gets his revenge on an insurance executive who denied a certain leukemia treatment for his daughter. One problem arises when the father is technically...

Season 12. Episode 11

The death of a cleric leads the detectives to a priest who was given information by a murder suspect outside of the church but insists that he can't discuss anything about it, b...

Season 12. Episode 10

The murder of a magazine publishing company's black CEO leads to a suspect who has a clear streak of racism and whose attorney intends on using that as a mental defect.

Season 12. Episode 9

When a celebrity is implicated in a nightclub murder, McCoy and Southerlyn battle the flaks who attempt to insulate their client from any involvement or interrogation.

Season 12. Episode 8

When a building is set ablaze, a girl must be identified despite her fatal burns. Through further investigation, it turns out that an extreme environmentalist group struck the m...

Season 12. Episode 7

A murder investigation uncovers deliberately faulty forensics in the wrongful conviction of two men 12 years earlier in the case that paved the way for Van Buren's promotion.

Season 12. Episode 6

The shooting death of a former singer's wife leads the detectives to investigate his manager and sons after his explanation of the events surrounding her death have no credibility.

Season 12. Episode 5

Investigating the murder of a woman in a rent-controlled apartment, Green and Briscoe initially turn their attention to janitor Roberto Ramos, who had been given a cash gift of ...

Season 12. Episode 4

The daring daylight kidnapping of a diamond dealer which results in two murders at the scene uncovers an international dynasty of diamond sales and its links to a foreign civil ...

Season 12. Episode 3

The death of a parolee, who was a hit man, leads to a wealthy widow and daughter who may have hired him to kill their rich relative.

Season 12. Episode 2

The fatal stabbing of a man leads to the discovery of his status as a Vietnam war veteran and the truths uncovered about an incident that occured with him and three former soldi...

Season 12. Episode 1

The investigation into the death of a jogger mauled by a vicious dog leads to an Attica inmate, his attorneys, and an underground dog-fighting ring.

Season 11. Episode 24

A woman's murder leads the police to discover the actual target was a reporter who did a story about improprieties in a recent senatorial election. Carmichael can't get the repo...

Season 11. Episode 23

An attempted murder of a tough judge leads Briscoe and Green on a wild goose chase to track down the inimical criminal. When the perpetrator is found, Carmichael and McCoy have ...

Season 11. Episode 22

Briscoe and Green investigate a school shooting, in which four students are killed and a dozen others are wounded. It soon becomes apparent that more than one child fits the pro...

Season 11. Episode 21

Briscoe and Green discover a murdered businessman may have been the target of a well-known criminal , but the investigation stumbles when the FBI acts as the suspect's alibi.

Season 11. Episode 20

The murder of a prep school student points to a mystery woman who may have been extorting money from the victim's wealthy father.

Season 11. Episode 19

When a Hispanic male is found dead from a severe chest trauma, Detectives Briscoe and Green discover that he and two other illegal immigrants had been in a staged automobile acc...

Season 11. Episode 18

Briscoe and Green investigate a couple murdered in their apartment, which leads them to the wife of a major in the U.S. army who is involved in anti-drug activities in Colombia,...

Season 11. Episode 17

When the dead body of Karen Hall, an investigator with the State Attorney General's Office Criminal Division, is found in the Hudson River, Detectives Briscoe and Green find tha...

Season 11. Episode 16

When a woman is found strangled to death with a large quantity of the drug Ecstasy in her handbag, Detectives Briscoe and Green have difficulty gathering sufficient evidence for...

Season 11. Episode 15

When a participant in a TV reality show is murdered, McCoy goes after the producers and network executives for deliberately fomenting hostility among the participants to boost t...

Season 11. Episode 14

Briscoe and Green initially investigate the fiancé of a pregnant woman found dying in the trunk of her car, but the investigation soon turns to professional athlete Chris...

Season 11. Episode 13

Briscoe and Green investigate the beating death of a gay man and the kidnapping of his adopted son, and their investigation leads McCoy and Carmichael to believe that homophobia...

Season 11. Episode 12

The beating death of a restaurant owner leads Briscoe and Green to thrill-seeking teenagers; McCoy and Lewin are forced to decide how young is too young for the death penalty.

Season 11. Episode 11

Following "wilding incidents" in Central Park, a woman's body is found in the lake and the suspects include the deceased's wealthy husband.

Season 11. Episode 10

The death of a lab technician and the abduction of 17 infected monkeys lead to a trial involving the treatment of research animals.

Season 11. Episode 9

An assistant manager at a jewelers discovers four bodies at the store, leading to the prosecution of an amiable murder suspect who insists on representing himself, and winning t...

Season 11. Episode 8

The killing of a school-hockey coach leads to a case in which the defendant claims that he committed the crime while suffering from "sports rage."

Season 11. Episode 7

Under pressure from the department's top brass, a 20-year-old murder case, initally investigated by Briscoe's now retired boss, is reopened involving the slaying of a teen-age g...

Season 11. Episode 6

A former Black Panther, accused of murdering a Caucasian police officer, questions Green's integrity amidst a politically charged trial.

Season 11. Episode 5

The murder of a storeowner leads to a case where the suspect flees to Israel and may be protected from extradition by Israel's Law of .

Season 11. Episode 4

After a prisoner's murder, an investigation leads to a suspect, but the question arises if he acted on his own or on orders from within the prison.

Season 11. Episode 3

The detectives investigate the murder of a young violinist whose fellow musicians resented her rapid rise to fame, in a trial that results in threats exchanged between Lewin and...

Season 11. Episode 2

After a woman's body is found in a subway station, a suspect is arrested, but the resulting case concerns the lack of medication supplied him while in prison.

Season 11. Episode 1

After a disabled boy dies of smoke inhalation during a fire, his parents and a building tenant with a history of "accidental" fires become suspects.

Season 10. Episode 24

The death of an elderly man trying to find who was responsible for the torture killing of his son in 1973 Chile leads to a high-level foreign colonel who is now in a Manhattan h...

Season 10. Episode 23

The detectives' investigation into why a wealthy woman is comatose involves her husband, daughter and doctor.

Season 10. Episode 22

Detectives Briscoe and Green probe the strangulation of a college coed who moonlighted as a stripper, and while they believe a pair of drug-dealing skinheads committed the murde...

Season 10. Episode 21

The discovery of a strangled prostitute's body leads to a case involving illegal immigrants and the events have an impact on a family.

Season 10. Episode 20

A wealthy woman, who is a patron of the arts, is found dead in her apartment and the ensuing investigation leads to a suspect whose violence was spurred by a painting similar to...

Season 10. Episode 19

The body of a teacher, suspected of having an affair, is found in a car trunk and the investigation involves husband and father-in-law, both of whom are psychiatrists.

Season 10. Episode 18

The investigation into a helicopter bombing points to a victim's wife and her unconventional financial advisers.

Season 10. Episode 17

The murder of a white teen-ager in Harlem seems like an open-and-shut case until two patrol officers are implicated in the crime.

Season 10. Episode 16

The murder of a stockbroker points to organized crime when a hired hit man kills the prime suspect.

Season 10. Episode 15

After the bodies of two teens are found, the detectives trace their identities and learn that one of them had a sister who was traveling with the girls.

Season 10. Episode 14

The focus of the case returns to a politically influential family and, during the course of the trial, McCoy finds the powerful matriarch to be a formidable opponent.

Season 10. Episode 13

Briscoe and Green investigate the shooting of a best-selling mystery writer and the death of her accountant, with a love triangle as a possible motive for the crime.

Season 10. Episode 12

Bloodstains in an apartment that belonged to a young couple with a baby leads to the separated parents, each of whom claims that the other has the infant.

Season 10. Episode 11

The investigation of a schizophrenic woman's death leads to a case involving a homeless man and his right to refuse medication.

Season 10. Episode 10

After sanitation workers find a teenage boy's body, the investigation leads to a school bully who displays an avid interest in martial-arts weapons, and whose father bought the ...

Season 10. Episode 9

A patient is found beaten to death in a hospital lounge -- and the resulting case involves infidelity, Alzheimer's disease and a ladies' man.

Season 10. Episode 8

A taxi driver finds that his passenger is dead, leading the detectives to a case involving an insurance scam and Holocaust victims.

Season 10. Episode 7

The investigation that follows the discovery of a comatose woman in her apartment leads to an unusual case involving murder and a possible frame-up, despite the prosecution havi...

Season 10. Episode 6

A frustrating investigation of a purse-snatching victim who was fatally shot leads to tension between Briscoe and Green over age and racial innuendoes. Briscoe notices his partn...

Season 10. Episode 5

After the murder of a lawyer, McCoy finds himself on the opposite side of the courtroom from his former colleague, Jamie Ross, when she defends a man who claims to have key evid...

Season 10. Episode 4

The murder of a drug-laden teen presents the detectives with a host of suspects from her wealthy family.

Season 10. Episode 3

As Briscoe and Green investigate the shooting of a judge, suspicion quickly points to her husband as the person who ordered the hit, but McCoy's case is hindered when she refuse...

Season 10. Episode 2

Briscoe and Green believe a 10-year-old is responsible for a child's death, and McCoy wants her isolated to stop any future fatalities.

Season 10. Episode 1

A murderer's shooting spree in Central Park prompts Briscoe and his new partner, Detective Ed Green, to trace the murder weapon's origin; McCoy makes it his mission to punish th...

Season 9. Episode 24

McCoy and Carmichael risk violating the civil liberties of witnesses when they are forced to jail them in order to safely continue their investigation.

Season 9. Episode 23

A shootout between a motorist and the police leads to the discovery of a gruesome Russian mob killing --- and a traumatized boy who was an eyewitness to the murder.

Season 9. Episode 22

A coed's killing leads to a case involving the deceased's relationship with a professor and two male students who vouch for each other's whereabouts on the night of the murder.

Season 9. Episode 21

The murder of an audio installation salesman leads the detectives to a case with connections to the mafia.

Season 9. Episode 20

The death of a corporate mogul caused by an overdose of a sexual performance-enhancing drug leads to a case with a witness that puts Curtis in a compromising position. Julia Rob...

Season 9. Episode 19

After a philosophy professor is pushed in front of a subway and killed, the investigation leads to a suspect who, following a divorce, changed his identity and disappeared with ...

Season 9. Episode 18

The investigation into the shooting of a newspaper columnist leads to a murder case from two decades earlier and involves a suspect who at that time had been a juvenile.

Season 9. Episode 17

Briscoe and Curtis investigate the murder of a police officer who was shot while on an undercover stakeout.

Season 9. Episode 16

Briscoe and Curtis investigate a possible homicide while probing the assault of a retired divorce attorney.

Season 9. Episode 15

After a teen is found dead in the emergency room, the investigation leads to a case involving a religious ritual and a defendant who claims that the action taken was dictated by...

Season 9. Episode 14

When Briscoe and Curtis discover that a high-level federal official found murdered in Battery Park was recently transferred from Baltimore, they team up with Baltimore homicide ...

Season 9. Episode 13

Briscoe and Curtis race against time to find the killer of a parolee before two bounty hunters find the suspected murderer.

Season 9. Episode 12

Briscoe and Curtis probe the murder of a popular Harlem community leader while McCoy and Carmichael struggle to prevent a chaotic situation.

Season 9. Episode 11

Briscoe and Curtis reopen a case that was closed in the '60s when a vehicle is dredged from the Hudson River containing the remains of a murdered man.

Season 9. Episode 10

Evidence points the detectives in the direction of a fascist youth gathering after the brutal beating and murder of a high school girl.

Season 9. Episode 9

The double murder of a wealthy man and his daughter leads the detectives to the wife and stepmother of the deceased. However, Canada's objection to the death penalty hampers McC...

Season 9. Episode 8

The murder of a corrections officer leads detectives to a women's prison where a guard was linked to an inmate Carmichael put away on drug charges and a confrontation with defen...

Season 9. Episode 7

The killing of a professional escort leads to a case involving the relationships between a young man and two older women.

Season 9. Episode 6

The murder of an employee at a fertility clinic leads to a case involving a dead man's first and second wives.

Season 9. Episode 5

After the detectives find a murdered postman and a woman who was left for dead in her apartment, the investigation leads to a serial killer and a surprise.

Season 9. Episode 4

After a child in a day-care center dies of a virus, Briscoe and Curtis try to find the source of the infection, leading to a case involving an extramarital affair,

Season 9. Episode 3

The investigation into how a teen got wounded leads to a case involving a young woman's murder and a drug operation.

Season 9. Episode 2

Detectives discover a shocking twist involving unlikely suspects when they investigate the brutal beating of a black man dumped near the highway.

Season 9. Episode 1

After a baby girl is found dead, Briscoe and Curtis investigate the family and learn that her adopted family and brother were trying to keep some painful secrets. Jack gets a ne...

Season 8. Episode 24

During the search for a pedophile who raped a 10-year-old, a snitch offers Briscoe a chance to avenge his daughter's death. Meanwhile, Van Buren learns that her job is in jeopar...

Season 8. Episode 23

journalism comes under scrutiny during the investigations into the deaths of a gossip columnist and a celebrity target he pursued.

Season 8. Episode 22

The case of a teacher's shooting uncovers a vendetta involving the rape of a mentally challenged coed by three students, whose attorney claims they weren't aware of her conditio...

Season 8. Episode 21

Schiff's re-election may hinge on the stabbing death of a police officer; Briscoe's daughter is arrested for dealing drugs.

Season 8. Episode 20

After a 12-year-old quadriplegic dies at home in his bed, paramedics claim that he was suffocated and the suspects include the boy's parents and sister.

Season 8. Episode 19

A defendant refuses to allow his lawyer to raise the issue of insanity. This complicates matters for the brother who turned him in with hopes of securing medical treatment for him.

Season 8. Episode 18

When a woman is found unconscious at the bottom of her apartment stairs, Briscoe and Curtis must figure out what happened -- before it's too late. In order to make his case, McC...

Season 8. Episode 17

The death of a college student leads to a case involving an HIV-positive male who's seeking to infect as many young women as possible. McCoy, testing right-to-privacy ethics, wa...

Season 8. Episode 16

The stabbing death of a psychologist draws Detectives Briscoe and Curtis into a heated divorce case and pits McCoy and Ross against a manipulative attorney.

Season 8. Episode 15

Taking on an apparent mafia murder, Detectives Briscoe and Curtis are stymied by a dead witness and a seemingly incoherent mob boss.

Season 8. Episode 14

The cops, as they try to pin down the specifics of an assault on a man reluctant to talk about it, uncover the alleged rape of two women in custodial care. But as the prosecutor...

Season 8. Episode 13

The street murder of a woman who worked with underprivileged kids takes a turn towards the bizarre when the detectives uncover she had a predilection for kinky sex, and that one...

Season 8. Episode 12

The shooting of two people in a restaurant restroom takes some abrupt turns as they try to discover who exactly the intended victim was, and the prosecutors have to deal with a ...

Season 8. Episode 11

After Briscoe and Curtis finally determine who was driving the car that killed three people, the legal prosecution stands in danger of becoming a kangaroo court when McCoy's fee...

Season 8. Episode 10

Curtis and Briscoe investigate the death of Josef Moussad, an Arabic man found behind a dumpster, the victim of an apparent mugging. The detectives soon realise that Moussad had...

Season 8. Episode 9

A message overheard on an answering machine leads Briscoe and Curtis to a confessed murderer and the home of wealthy Carl Anderton, whose stubborn non-cooperation with the distr...

Season 8. Episode 8

The murder of a bail bondsman looks fairly routine until the chance words of the chief suspect uncover possible case-fixing between a shady lawyer and an unknown contact within ...

Season 8. Episode 7

The paternity of a black baby given up for adoption by a white mother who later fell from an apartment balcony might provide a clue to her murderer, but it also unearths some lo...

Season 8. Episode 6

It's old home week for Briscoe when an apparent murder of a teenage model in New York develops ties to Baltimore, and Detectives Munch and Falsone pay a visit to the Big Apple t...

Season 8. Episode 5

After the cops trace an eagle tattoo on a man shot and killed while holding up an armored truck to a group of militia members, McCoy finds himself facing one of their number as ...

Season 8. Episode 4

A discrepancy concerning the time of death of a drive-by shooting victim leads McCoy and Ross to initiate prosecutions against both the shooter and the doctor who harvested her ...

Season 8. Episode 3

McCoy finds himself battling the Navy and the office of the Judge Advocate General as he tries to prosecute a female pilot accused of murdering her married lover after he tried ...

Season 8. Episode 2

Bloody sheets and an apparently stolen credit card lead Briscoe and Curtis to a pair of college age lovers who present McCoy and Ross with a united front of denial that one of t...

Season 8. Episode 1

The cops break the seemingly random murder of a pizza delivery guy with a little "undercover" work in the park, but McCoy and Ross face a harder battle to get a conviction when ...

Season 7. Episode 23

The cops uncover a man with a secret second life as they try to learn who opened fire on a group of people disembarking from a party cruise, but his guilt or innocence becomes a...

Season 7. Episode 22

The cops have a definite clue when a bloodstain that's not the same as the victim reveals that the killer was a blood relative, and the prosecutors stumble when their chief susp...

Season 7. Episode 21

Briscoe and Curtis investigate the death of a pretty young book editor who was reputedly having an affair with one of her authors, and find themselves focusing on the author's l...

Season 7. Episode 20

A young man who claims to have helped a murdered young man change a flat tire is first the cops' primary suspect, then the prosecutors' chief witness.

Season 7. Episode 19

The cops' best hope of finding a kidnapped hired car driver alive is one of the armed robbers who grabbed him after a job, but the immunity deal he demands in return would effec...

Season 7. Episode 18

McCoy becomes obsessed with nailing a serial rapist recently released on parole and pushes the cops perilously close to harassment as he attempts to connect the man with a new r...

Season 7. Episode 17

The trial of Eddie Newman begins but the prosecution's chances of conviction are hampered by a "dream team" of defense attorneys, Gorton's personal pressures on Ross, and a surp...

Season 7. Episode 16

In New York, Briscoe and Curtis try to pin down the suspect's schedule on the night of the murder, but find instead that another man was in the area at the right time and more i...

Season 7. Episode 15

A headless corpse fished out of the river sends Briscoe and Curtis out to Los Angeles to obtain a blood sample from their chief suspect. Back in New York, McCoy and Ross try to ...

Season 7. Episode 14

The murder of an ex-cop with a penchant for blackmail and illicit sex brings feminist lawyer Lanie Stieglitz into court against McCoy to defend a suburban wife and mother.

Season 7. Episode 13

The discovery of a would-be thief refocuses a murder investigation, leaving the prosecutors the task of making a conspiracy case against the deceased's attorney and the pretty y...

Season 7. Episode 12

An unpromising case of murder suddenly develops new leads when the cops explore the possibility that the victim was mistaken for someone else. McCoy walks a thin line in the mat...

Season 7. Episode 11

The detectives face a difficult struggle getting witnesses to a girl's apparent suicide to come forward while Ross tries to prove that a known bully is the one really responsibl...

Season 7. Episode 10

The sidewalk shooting of a young husband uncovers the fact that his wife's first husband died in an inadequately investigated accident, and that they may have been having an aff...

Season 7. Episode 9

The case against Huey Tate, a young man accused of shooting the well-known leader of the African-American Congress comes undone when the New York authorities learn that their ch...

Season 7. Episode 8

The murder of Richard Speigel, chief financial officer for an exclusive, family-owned department store goes from the sitting room to the bedroom and into the board room as suspi...

Season 7. Episode 7

The murder of a deadbeat father whose son is dying of leukemia presents McCoy and Ross with a sympathetic suspect and a moral dilemma.

Season 7. Episode 6

The murder of a janitor in a university laboratory building leads back to a student employee whose participation in a drug study may have prompted the crime.

Season 7. Episode 5

Curtis, angered by the attitude of an old colleague of Briscoe's, looks beyond the findings of an IAB investigation and turns up evidence of police corruption that puts the DA's...

Season 7. Episode 4

Briscoe and Curtis's investigation of the murder of a rare coin dealer nets them a millionaire as a suspect, but Ross has to play detective too as the DA's office tries to estab...

Season 7. Episode 3

Briscoe and Curtis have to break the mutual alibi of two girlfriends as they try to find the killer of a young black man, whose angry parents pressure McCoy to indict a young wo...

Season 7. Episode 2

The cops tackle identifying a corpse left in an elevator, and McCoy finds his prosecution of the suspect later hampered by a vindictive judge who resents Ross's in-court rebuke ...

Season 7. Episode 1

McCoy's new second chair, ADA Jamie Ross, is determined to prosecute as harshly as possible a carjacker who took the life of a teacher as she pleaded for her life on an audio ta...

Season 6. Episode 23

After Briscoe, Curtis, McCoy, and Kincaid witness the execution of a criminal they brought to justice, their unique reactions to the event culminate in personal tragedies for ea...

Season 6. Episode 22

After an infant is found dead in his crib, it's determined he was poisoned, and all evidence points to the child's au pair.

Season 6. Episode 21

The investigation into multiple homicides at a clothing store leads to the arrest of a schizophrenic who presents McCoy with a formidable opponent when he decides to represent h...

Season 6. Episode 20

After a college co-ed's body is found, the detectives look for a campus rapist, but the medical examiner's report puts them on a different path, one involving prostitution.

Season 6. Episode 19

A woman is shot while sleeping, and the investigation leads the police to a boy whose crack-addicted mother has entrusted him to a dealer's care.

Season 6. Episode 18

The investigation into the murder of a model with a passion for cocaine and partying focuses on the men in her life -- a nightclub owner, a basketball player, a photographer and...

Season 6. Episode 17

When a young attorney is murdered shortly after he decides to file a sexual harrassment claim against his employer, Briscoe and Curtis quickly discover that the alleged harasser...

Season 6. Episode 16

A down-on-his-luck ad executive becomes the prime suspect when his wife and son are killed, and his daughter wounded on a night that he claims was spent drinking.

Season 6. Episode 15

A jogger killed in Central Park turns out to be the second wife of a former comedy club owner, who was acquitted of killing his first wife. And convicting him this time may hing...

Season 6. Episode 14

Paul Robinette places the system on trial when he defends a young black woman accused of kidnapping her biological baby from his white, adoptive parents.

Season 6. Episode 13

A subway station gas attack, similar to one that took place in a Baltimore church five years earlier, brings Baltimore homicide detectives Tim Bayliss and Frank Pembleton to New...

Season 6. Episode 12

McCoy finds that his career is on the line when his former female assistant and ex-lover accuses him of forging evidence that helped put an innocent man in prison.

Season 6. Episode 11

The death of a show horse leads to a trial involving insurance fraud, a sting operation and a wealthy woman's disappearance.

Season 6. Episode 10

The victim in a 30-year-old rape and stabbing case is fearful when information received by Briscoe and Curtis creates the possibility of a new trial for the perpetrator.

Season 6. Episode 9

A hidden anti-Semitic message in a high school yearbook offers a clue to an art teacher's murder and leads to a case that matches McCoy against "Klan lawyer" Roy Payne.

Season 6. Episode 8

A mother, claiming that her baby was kidnapped while she was at confession, retraces her steps and actions with Curtis, which raises legal questions later when her attorney intr...

Season 6. Episode 7

The investigation into a prostitute's murder leads to a married plastic surgeon as the obvious suspect, but Kincaid has a hunch that an elaborate frame-up is in play.

Season 6. Episode 6

Briscoe and Curtis try to solve a co-ed's murder after a graphic description appears online, while McCoy finds himself up against a lawyer who is reluctant to reveal elements of...

Season 6. Episode 5

When the detectives solve a series of murders committed by a holdup team in ski masks, McCoy must determine whether a young woman found with them is an unwilling hostage, or an ...

Season 6. Episode 4

A triple murder at a magazine publishing company leads to a case of sibling rivalry, a protective matriarch and a corrupt judge.

Season 6. Episode 3

McCoy and Kincaid clash over the death penalty as McCoy prosecutes a man who murdered an undercover cop during a drug bust.

Season 6. Episode 2

Briscoe and Curtis have a hard time finding cooperative witnesses when investigating the murder of a college student at a rough biker bar.

Season 6. Episode 1

Briscoe and his new partner, Det. Reynaldo Curtis, investigate the murder of a young girl who disappeared between school and her music lesson, with a blurry film from an ATM mac...

Season 5. Episode 23

A gay city councilman is murdered and the trail leads to a bigoted rival politician and a male prostitute.

Season 5. Episode 22

Suspects in a psychiatrist's murder include the victim's ex-husband, a patient suffering from multiple-personality disorder and her obstructive father.

Season 5. Episode 21

The investigation into a taxi driver's murder involves a loan shark, a forged check, a missing plumber and the victim's wife.

Season 5. Episode 20

Logan relives unhappy childhood memories when a friend is found dead; a presumed suicide, until the investigation reveals recent contact with a former priest who has a history o...

Season 5. Episode 19

The death of an autistic youth in custody reveals a multitude of unusual and possibly illegal therapies being used, but also parents reluctant to pursue a prosecution.

Season 5. Episode 18

The investigation into a double murder leads to a young alcoholic whose family once lived in the victims' house and who admitted to his AA group that he had nightmares about the...

Season 5. Episode 17

A bomb at a construction site kills a 12-year-old boy, and the suspects include the bankrupt contractor and a jealous husband.

Season 5. Episode 16

The shooting of a board member of an exclusive private school leads to a blue-collar family and a classist system.

Season 5. Episode 15

A routine investigation into a woman's death leads Briscoe and Logan to a fertility doctor guilty of unethical practices, but who apparently cannot be touched because of confide...

Season 5. Episode 14

Briscoe and Logan set out to identify the apparent victim in a snuff film, but find her alive and really the victim of a points-for-sex club at her prestigious high school.

Season 5. Episode 13

A Wall Street broker accused of murdering his mentor uses the defense of "black rage" in court.

Season 5. Episode 12

After the murder of an abortion clinic doctor, Briscoe and Logan are led to a suspect who belongs to a radical pro-life movement and their suspicion soon turns to the group's le...

Season 5. Episode 11

After the body of a young female junkie is identified as the daughter of a wealthy family, Briscoe and Logan try to find out who left her to die in the yard of a day-care center.

Season 5. Episode 10

The killing of a man who had served as a juror in a mob trial leads to a battle of wills between McCoy and his long-time friend, the suspect's attorney.

Season 5. Episode 9

Among the suspects in a lawyer's murder are a swindler, who conned a woman out of her family fortune, and the woman's once-wealthy son.

Season 5. Episode 8

McCoy uses a charge of "larceny by extortion" against a councilman, whose former colleague claims he demanded sex in exchange for a law-firm partnership.

Season 5. Episode 7

When Briscoe and Logan suspect that a missing infant may have been murdered by her parents rather than kidnapped, they uncover a terrible family secret which hides a mentally il...

Season 5. Episode 6

When Lt. Van Buren is the victim of an attempted holdup by two teens, she fires her gun and kills one of them, and the detectives are faced with the fact that she shot an unarme...

Season 5. Episode 5

A routine investigation uncovers evidence that leads Briscoe and Logan to a long-time fugitive, a radical Vietnam War opponent on the run since a 1971 burglary that left a polic...

Season 5. Episode 4

After it's determined that a wealthy woman did not commit suicide but was murdered, the detectives question both her first and second husbands and her teenage daughter.

Season 5. Episode 3

The killing of a Japanese nightclub owner who was visiting New York leads to the arrest of a singer who once worked for the deceased, and whose lawyer uses the "battered-woman s...

Season 5. Episode 2

A comedy-club owner comes under suspicion for having shot his wife, now comatose with a bullet in her head, after it's discovered he was abusive and she was about to divorce him.

Season 5. Episode 1

A woman's death exposes an unorthodox method of treating cancer that Executive Assistant DA McCoy intends to prove is negligent homicide.

Season 4. Episode 22

A truck hits a pedestrian and the investigation reveals the victim's link to a baby-food company in which a new partner has connections to the Russian mob.

Season 4. Episode 21

An assailant breaks the wrist of a tennis player prior to a tournament, and a competitor is among the suspects.

Season 4. Episode 20

Briscoe and Logan investigate the disappearance of a child from her abusive foster home and find her being held by a loving but disturbed woman who insists she has acted only fo...

Season 4. Episode 19

A black minister fans the flames of racial intolerance after a hit-and-run in Harlem claims the life of a 12-year-old and the Jewish driver isn't indicted.

Season 4. Episode 18

Briscoe and Logan bet that the killing of a star athlete's father is linked to gambling debts and threats to the baseball player's family, but it turns out the son's alibi doesn...

Season 4. Episode 17

During a 24-hour period, Briscoe and Logan have a heavy caseload that includes 5 unrelated murders and a domestic quarrel, which results in the maiming of the husband.

Season 4. Episode 16

A scientist becomes the chief suspect when his estranged wife, who's been delaying divorce proceedings, is the victim of a letter bomb.

Season 4. Episode 15

When 14-year-old Angel Ramirez is shot dead while out with two friends, the investigation leads to a local gun dealer, Juan Domingo. While investigating Domingo, Briscoe and Log...

Season 4. Episode 14

When the investigation into threats on a 5-year-old girl leads to a judge that Kincaid had been romantically involved with when she clerked under him, she asks Ben to take her o...

Season 4. Episode 13

Debra Elkins claims to have passed out in a cab after giving birth only to wake up and discover her baby is missing, but it isn't long before Briscoe and Logan follow the trail ...

Season 4. Episode 12

After Sol Bregman is arrested while trying to exchange a ransom payoff for his kidnapped son, Logan and Briscoe find themselves trying to find Jason Bregman while trying to stop...

Season 4. Episode 11

After 82-year-old Mildred Bauer is found dead in her apartment, suspicion immediately turns to her at-home caregiver and her boyfriend until the medical examiner reveals that th...

Season 4. Episode 10

When Billy Cooper is found murdered at the meat-packing plant where he works, Logan and Briscoe turn their eye to his wife Irina, a green card bride from Russia who had married ...

Season 4. Episode 9

When teenager Chris Pollit beats a fellow foster home resident to death, his lawyer seeks a not guilty verdict by reason of genetic defect, claiming that Pollit is genetically p...

Season 4. Episode 8

A dig at a building site uncovers the body of Sid Cohen, who had gone missing and been presumed murdered years earlier. The identification of the body proves troublesome for Sto...

Season 4. Episode 7

Stone and Kincaid try to prove that the young woman believed to have planted a bomb in a parking garage had been brainwashed and was acting under the direct orders of Daniel Hen...

Season 4. Episode 6

When building superintendent Frank McKinnon is found murdered in the basement of the building he works and lives in, Logan and Briscoe initially investigate the crime as a poten...

Season 4. Episode 5

After wealthy Jonathan Keyes is found dead in his home, the police receive an anonymous tip that he was murdered. Logan and Briscoe encounter difficulties at the scene when the ...

Season 4. Episode 4

After a number of neighborhood residents are murdered, the police follow the investigation to a local racist who is murdering people he doesn't feel belong in his neighborhood. ...

Season 4. Episode 3

When college student Julia Wood charges an admittedly promiscuous rock star, C Square, with rape, he claims the act was consensual. Logan and Briscoe investigate the crime and s...

Season 4. Episode 2

A disruptive, unbalanced homeless man is found severely beaten in an alley of the middle class neighborhood he calls home, leading Stone to try and prosecute one of the resident...

Season 4. Episode 1

Logan and Briscoe investigate after a convicted child molester, Dr. Joseph Vinton, is murdered on Rick Mason's controversial talk show. The shooter is easily identified -- he's ...

Season 3. Episode 22

Logan and Briscoe begin their investigation into the death of a hearing-impaired young woman by questioning her two most recent boyfriends.

Season 3. Episode 21

The statement of a drug dealer who survived a shoot-out that killed a cop leads Logan and Briscoe to suspect that the cop died because he was gay and his fellow officers were re...

Season 3. Episode 20

When a Romanian immigrant kills, his lawyer announces he will plead his client "not guilty due to cultural insanity" claiming the man had been conditioned to violence in his hom...

Season 3. Episode 19

While investigating several deaths at a diabetes clinic, Briscoe and Logan discover that teenage computer hackers may have tampered with the clinic's medical database.

Season 3. Episode 18

The initial investigation into the death of a research scientist leads to an animal-rights group until evidence surfaces that her husband's affair with a coworker may point to a...

Season 3. Episode 17

Stone and the police battle the closed ranks of the Navy to investigate the death of a female Naval officer during a party in a Manhattan hotel.

Season 3. Episode 16

Stone battles the Brooklyn D.A.'s office over prosecutorial jurisdiction in the case of a mentally handicapped man who confesses to the stabbing deaths of two women.

Season 3. Episode 15

The absence of a murder weapon complicates the investigation into the murder of a drug addict who stole from her family to support her habit.

Season 3. Episode 14

The investigation into the murder of a young physician leads to the discovery of an unorthodox and illegal relationship between her fiancé and his psychiatrist.

Season 3. Episode 13

The confession of an elderly man that he assisted his wife in committing suicide doesn't fully satisfy Stone when rumors surface that the man was once a Nazi collaborator.

Season 3. Episode 12

After Stone accepts a plea bargain from the much younger and poorer lover of a wealthy older woman found murdered in her apartment, he begins to have doubts that he has sent the...

Season 3. Episode 11

When Janet Silver kidnaps her daughter from the mall, Logan and Briscoe are sent in to investigate and learn that she committed the crime with the assistance of a children's hel...

Season 3. Episode 10

An engineer and a tribal chief become the chief suspects in the death of a Nigerian woman who died while smuggling heroin internally.

Season 3. Episode 9

Logan has trouble dealing with Briscoe, who has been brought in while Cerreta recovers from surgery during their investigation of the murder of Tommy Duff, a small-time hood. Th...

Season 3. Episode 8

Cerreta goes undercover as a weapons dealer to help EADA Stone create a stronger case against a Columbian hit man, but the deal takes a wrong turn when Cerreta gets shot.

Season 3. Episode 7

Cerreta and Stone find themselves on opposite sides of the fence when a storeowner kills two robbers and then claims self-defense as a justification.

Season 3. Episode 6

Dr. Olivet accuses her gynecologist of rape, but Stone finds his case in trouble when he discovers that Olivet tape-recorded the crime.

Season 3. Episode 5

The discovery of a young woman's body in the river leads to an investigation of illegal sweatshops and the enslavement of young immigrants.

Season 3. Episode 4

A teenager's fatal heart attack is traced to fraud and greed on the part of the manufacturer of his pacemaker and their supplier.

Season 3. Episode 3

After Beth Milgram is found beaten to death in an alleyway after the party, Logan and Cerreta initially turn their suspicion to the girl's father after her fiancé, Tommy ...

Season 3. Episode 2

After Marcus Tate, the respected leader of a controversial African-American rights movement, is assassinated at a rally, Logan and Cerreta attempt to get information on the crim...

Season 3. Episode 1

After photographer Julian Decker is found murdered in his studio, Logan and Cerreta discover that Decker's real business was prostitution and acting as a pimp for models who are...

Season 2. Episode 22

The murder of a Wall Street legend begins a case involving an ailing union worker and a former governor and old friend of Schiff's.

Season 2. Episode 21

A politician opposes the prosecution of his son's murderer because it might mean revealing that his late son was gay.

Season 2. Episode 20

When a Chinese-American honors student is killed, the investigation uncovers a racist mother whose son was competing with the victim for the same scholarship.

Season 2. Episode 19

The brutal murder of a Jewish jeweler appears to be a hate crime, but the investigation soon leads back to the man's brother and his shady business deals.

Season 2. Episode 18

The discovery of a dead baby leads to a case involving a slumlord who would not provide any heat and who defends her actions by blaming the rent laws.

Season 2. Episode 17

Cerreta and Logan investigate the accusation that a nun in charge of a shelter for teens molested a young addict.

Season 2. Episode 16

The parents of a murdered woman contest Stone's prosecution of her killer so that he can be extradited to their home state, where the death penalty still exists.

Season 2. Episode 15

Stone is determined to see that a teenage boy doesn't get away with murder twice when the young man is brought to trial for the shooting death of one of his friends.

Season 2. Episode 14

An apparent mugging ends in the death of a wealthy woman but the case comes to hang on a silver pin that may have been in the victim's possession.

Season 2. Episode 13

Stone faces an old rival in court as he tries to link a hit man and three murders to a sleazy lawyer and a powerful man behind bars.

Season 2. Episode 12

An obsessive fan pleads temporary insanity when he is charged with attempting to murder the soap opera actress who is the center of his life.

Season 2. Episode 11

The discovery of a frozen corpse in a dumpster leads to rival Broadway producers.

Season 2. Episode 10

The investigation into an illegal social club fire which claimed 53 fatalities leads to a connection between arson, illegal immigrants and the sale of green cards.

Season 2. Episode 9

When a gambler is killed, the hit-and-run investigation leads to the discovery of a schoolteacher carrying on an affair with one of her students. Cerreta and Logan suspect that ...

Season 2. Episode 8

The detectives investigate the gang rape of a college student during a fraternity Halloween party, but when her own testimony can't be supported by the evidence, it becomes hard...

Season 2. Episode 7

The renovation of a brownstone uncovers the remains of a young boy who disappeared thirty-one years earlier, reviving a wrenching and long-suppressed memory in his childhood fri...

Season 2. Episode 6

The mugging of a pregnant legal secretary leads to a case involving her lover, her boss and charges of fetal murder when she loses the baby.

Season 2. Episode 5

A couple faces trial after they deny medical help to their daughter based on their religious beliefs and their daughter dies of strep throat. Stone's prosecution hinges on wheth...

Season 2. Episode 4

The stabbing death of a man in front of a coffee shop leads detectives to a local homeless man, but the conviction is threatened on appeal based on the lack of a search warrant ...

Season 2. Episode 3

A lethal drug overdose of a young actress leads the detectives to an aggressive stage mother and a pornographic movie producer.

Season 2. Episode 2

A double homicide of an older man and his younger lover casts suspicion on both the ex-wife and the former boyfriend of the murdered duo, with the dead man's murdered son holdin...

Season 2. Episode 1

Logan crosses the line in order to obtain a confession from the man suspected of murdering Max Greevey, and is also faced with breaking in a new partner. Stone finds that his pr...

Season 1. Episode 22

Cragen comes under suspicion when his mentor in the department is investigated for laundering drug money.

Season 1. Episode 21

Stone and Robinette prosecute a surgeon and the wealthy father of a transplant patient for illegally obtaining a kidney.

Season 1. Episode 20

Logan is forced to face his cultural biases when both a Lebanese gunrunner and an Irish terrorist are suspected of killing a drug dealer.

Season 1. Episode 19

Two brothers appear to be the logical suspects in the murder of their wealthy parents.

Season 1. Episode 18

Stone faces a flashy Texas lawyer and a hostile community as he tries to prosecute a young man accused of killing a drug dealer.

Season 1. Episode 17

The accidental shooting of two children by a 14-year-old hired killer leads to a drug dealer and a real estate agent.

Season 1. Episode 16

Stone tries to salvage his prosecution of the Masucci family when Beigel faces bribery charges and seems willing to turn against his brother-in-law.

Season 1. Episode 15

An assault on a candy storeowner leads Stone and Robinette to build a case against a powerful mafia don.

Season 1. Episode 14

Greevey and Logan reopen an investigation to help Stone and Robinette build a stronger case against three boys accused of gang-raping a TV reporter.

Season 1. Episode 13

Police start a citywide manhunt for a man suspected of killing a cop during a rooftop pursuit.

Season 1. Episode 12

Stone faces pressure from the public and from Schiff as he prepares to prosecute the person accused of bombing an abortion clinic.

Season 1. Episode 11

Greevey and Logan's investigation into a black teenager's claim that she was raped by white policemen is hampered by a publicity-hungry black politician who will not grant the d...

Season 1. Episode 10

A city arts commissioner and a socialite come under investigation when an artist noted for his sadomasochistic themes is found dead under suspicious circumstances.

Season 1. Episode 9

During the investigation into the death of a little girl in a respectable, middle-class family, Greevey and Logan uncover a myriad of family secrets involving abuse, molestation...

Season 1. Episode 8

The shooting of a black honors student stirs up racial tensions, especially after it becomes apparent that the cop responsible for the death may have planted a gun on the body t...

Season 1. Episode 7

When Logan and Greevey investigate how a family man came to be found unconscious in Central Park, they uncover a very high-class call girl operation run by a well-educated socia...

Season 1. Episode 6

After local councilman and former bagman Charles Halsey is mugged and his throat slashed, Logan and Greevey investigate the case and the two young black male suspects. Their sus...

Season 1. Episode 5

When a millionaire is gunned down in a parking garage and his wife ends up in the hospital, Greevey and Logan initially suspect a crackhead who had been doing drugs in the stair...

Season 1. Episode 4

When Paige Bartlett is found near death in her apartment, Greevey and Logan follow the trail to her boyfriend, only to learn that she and Feinstein had broken up that evening. A...

Season 1. Episode 3

When construction worker Bobby Holland is found dead in his apartment from a gunshot wound, Logan and Greevey investigate and soon learn that Holland was gay. Thanks to a magazi...

Season 1. Episode 2

The shooting of two black men by a white woman in a crowded subway initially appears to be a case of self-defense, but further investigation reveals revenge as a possible motive...

Season 1. Episode 1

After Suzanne Morton dies during a visit to the emergency room to pick up some antibiotics on a hectic night shift, her father, a former medic in Vietnam, demands the police cha...