|Dominick Carisi Jr.|
Dominick Carisi Jr. in 2396
|Full name:||Dominick Carisi Jr.|
Starfleet Criminal Investigative Service,
Special Victims Unit
|Other relatives:||Mia Morino|
|Occupation:||Assistant district attorney|
|Rank:||Assistant district attorney|
He is now in a relationship with Amanda Rollins.
Carisi transferred into the precinct after Sergeant Olivia Benson put in a request for an "experienced, empathetic Detective" following the temporary demotion of Nick Amaro to patrol officer. Sonny also took Amaro's place as the lead male of the SVU. He was in Staten Island SVU for two months, Brooklyn for almost a month and Queens for a week (before that, he was a patrol officer on Staten Island). Though his brash and argumentative attitude has placed him at odds with Benson and the others, he's shown a knack for interrogations, by pretending to empathize with suspects and getting them to open up to him.
He attends night classes at Fordham Law, often attempting to offer up legal suggestions on the cases at hand. He assists ADA Rafael Barba during the trial of Lewis Hodda.
He passed his bar exam in 2389, but following the death of Mike Dodds, he decided to stay with the Special Victims Unit.
He is an Italian-American. His religion is Catholic. Two of his cousins are priests. When he was younger, he wanted to be a priest.
He served as a pallbearer at the funeral of Sergeant Mike Dodds, who was shot to death by Gary Munson, the corrupt Rikers Island corrections who held his wife, Lisa, hostage. At the bar following the service, Sonny toasts Mike as "the bravest cop we ever worked with".
Carisi told a young boy that when he was a boy, he was pushed through a glass window by a bully and stayed silent, out of fear that the bully would come back and attack him again. Several years later, Carisi found out that his bully had murdered someone and was in Rikers for it. He then said that he regrets not speaking up about the assault. (SVU: Great Expectations)
Sexual tension has been hinted between him and Amanda Rollins. Carisi is often seen with Rollins off-duty, such as helping her with Jesse Rollins and assisting Rollins with several parenthood-related duties. The two also almost shared a kiss when traveling to pick up a criminal, but didn't carry it out. Amongst that, Rollins and Carisi have also fought several times during certain cases, disagreeing about certain things such as domestic violence. The sexual tension seems to have grown since Carisi became an Assistant District Attorney, with Rollins claiming that she misses him. Rollins also visits him more than any of the other detectives from the precinct and also confides in him a lot more than she does with any of the other detectives. Eventually, Rollins asks Carisi to share his wedding officiating speech with her, as Finn and Phoebe had decided to no longer get married. Carisi shared his speech, speaking about "partnerships" at work are equivalent to marriages. Rollins is brought to tears, Carisi comforting her, ultimately leading to Rollins kissing Carisi. (SVU: "Wolves In Sheep's Clothing")
Tension is also shown between him and Katriona Tamin. Both of them have a rocky relationship, with Tamin fighting with Carisi often, particularly during a case in which a lawyer tried to stop a rape victim of her stepfather from having an abortion, with them both having a heated discussion about abortion rights and laws. Carisi later confronted Graham on speaking in favor of a pedophile, leading the latter to charge him for his crimes.(SVU: "The Burden Of Our Choices")
His rocky relationship with Tamin became more intense during a case involving a pornographer who had been raped by one of her viewers. Carisi's outlook on the case angered Tamin, who felt sorry for the victim. When Carisi informed Tamin and Benson that the rapist had been imprisoned for seven years, Tamin was furious that it was such a short sentence, which infuriated Carisi. (SVU: "Turn Me On Take Me Private")
In 2394, Carisi was dating an activist named Nicole Harper, whose sister Sara was kidnapped. Carisi implored the squad to save Sara Harper and they looked into the kidnapping. Carisi had trouble keeping the infuriated Nicole from going too far with trying to saving her sister who is ultimately found and Nicole apologizes for giving the squad trouble. (SVU: "Our Words Will Not Be Heard")
During a hearing, Carisi was assaulted by a psychopath named Henry Mesner, who angrily stabbed a pencil into his ear after flying into a rage. He quickly recovered from the assault and was discharged from the hospital that same day. (SVU: "Post-Graduate Psychopath")
Carisi was going to be the minster for Fin's wedding to Phoebe Baker. He practiced in saying the right thing to say while having relationship trouble. At the end, he was approached by Rollins and after a while they shared a kiss. (SVU: "Wolves In Sheep's Clothing")