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?
originally asked Dick Wolf
if Munch could join Law & Order
(1990) as Lennie Briscoe's new partner. But Jesse L. Martin
had already been cast. Belzer later heard about this new series and asked to join on the condition that Dean Winters
be cast as his partner. Winters was still under contract with Oz
(1997) and had to leave the show after the first thirteen episodes. Winters returned as a recurring cast member in the 14th season. See more
M.E. Melinda Warner
[performing an autopsy with the detectives present
No fluids present. Tests show spermicide common in condoms.
[removes an organ from the body and weighs it
This is fun.
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
I'm Not Driving Anymore
Written and Performed by Rob Dougan See more