A transgender teen dies after he is pushed off a bridge by another teen. The DA's office wants to try the aggressor as an adult and charge him with a hate crime, even though he appears to genuinely remorseful.
Stabler is attacked by a man that he helped put away 19 years earlier. When that man faces attempted murder charges, he claims that he was the victim because of the solitary confinement he faced during his sentence.
An alcoholic who fell off the wagon is charged in the brutal rape and murder of an abortion doctor. His defense argues that alcoholism is a disease, but why is ADA Paxton so bitterly opposed to the claim?
The team makes a deal with a man who molested his stepson in exchange for information that could put away the leader of a molesters' advocate group, but is the victim's mother strong enough to not jeopardize the investigation?
A controversial therapist goes under the microscope after a teenage girl under his care is killed. During the investigation, Dr. Huang risks his medical license to rescue a heroin addict who is also under his care.
A potential witness in a rape case is reluctant to testify because she is an illegal immigrant who both witnessed and was the victim of unspeakable war crimes against women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A rape and murder helps Benson and Stabler crack a case involving a serial rapist and killer from the 1970s. However, one copycat crime remains open when investigation reveals that the crime was committed by a woman.
An abused, schizophrenic 16-year-old is a suspect in the brutal murder of his close friend. But why is Fin's son protecting the suspect from the police? And did his psychiatrist misdiagnose him for selfish reasons?
A delusional and grief-stricken mother, distraught over the botched kidnapping that resulted in the death of the son she was trying to take away from his father, shoots Dr. Warner and creates a hostage situation in the morgue.