This show delves into the dark side of the New York underworld as the detectives of a new elite force, the Special Victims Unit, investigate and prosecute various sexually oriented crimes, while trying to balance the effects of the investigation on their own lives. Written by
In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.
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Did You Know?
Former regular Chris Orbach, who plays Ken Briscoe, is the son of Jerry Orbach
, who played Lennie Briscoe on Law & Order
(1990). Ken Briscoe is Lennie's nephew. See more
Det. Elliot Stabler
[to Fin during a card game
What's your favorite kind of torture?
From the second episode of the second season (2000-2001), the opening credits break the pattern followed by the earlier episodes of SVU, the original Law & Order, and Criminal Intent. Instead of the credits ending with a shot of the cast walking towards the camera, they instead are shown sitting around a desk. See more
Followed by Law & Order: LA
I'm Not Driving Anymore
Written and Performed by Rob Dougan See more