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. Written by
Where Risks are Taken
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Did You Know?
First season regular guest star 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
The series is ostensibly based on the NYPD's Special Victims Division, but the SVD wasn't established until 2003, four years after the series premiered. See more
You're under arrest for attempted kidnapping and reckless endangerment. You have the right to remain silent. If you give up that right, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
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 Psych: He Dead
I'm Not Driving Anymore
Written and Performed by Rob Dougan See more