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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Although Law & Order: SVU is a fictional series, much of its inspiration is based on real-life crime cases. For example, "Glasgowman's Wrath" was based on the 2014 "Slenderman Stabbing" case, which occurred in Wisconsin. The series since its 1st season has made multiple references to real-world current events and controversies as well, including fat shaming, anti-vaxxers, cyberbullying, teen pregnancy pacts and human trafficking, among other subjects. The series often includes disclaimers and also dedications during the ending credits connected to the real-world cases; for instance, an earlier season included statistics on drunk driving and alcohol-related deaths. See more
When the Police need to arrest a medical professional, they are frequently shown barging into his/her office, exam room, or even the operating room. This would never happen in real life and is strictly forbidden, as it is a gross violation of the patient's privacy, and in the case of the OR, could contaminate the sterile environment, thereby jeopardizing patient safety as well. See more
Capt. Donald Cragen
What would it take to get a blanket DNA on an entire facility?
ADA Alexandra Cabot
A constitutional amendment.
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