I believe that Det. Goren has that same sort of "right on the brink and fully capable of committing the very crimes he solves with the same sort of criminal intent that the perpetrators he tracks down possess." That's what makes him so good. So bravo to Vincent D. for his brilliant portrayal of this masterfully-written and well-defined character.
By way of disclosing even more intimate details about my personal life, it might interest you to know that when I play Hearts on my computer, I do not play with the standard issue North, South, East and West. I play with Vincent D'Onofrio, Jim Halpert (John Krasinsky's character on The Office) and Gregory Peck. How loud does that scream, gun-shy divorcee holed up on her small flat with her cats, Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley? Name, naturally, after my other boyfriends from Pride and Prejudice.