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
Where Risks are Taken
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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
[repeated line when suspects give a "great" excuse for what they've done
ADA Casey Novak
Is that the best you can come up with?
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
Referenced in (500) Days of Summer
I'm Not Driving Anymore
Written and Performed by Rob Dougan See more