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.
Not every case is black and white.
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Did You Know?
was the first choice to play Detective Elliot Stabler. He went on to star as head New York City Crime Scene Investigator Detective Mac Taylor on CSI: NY
(2004), and then as Senior F.B.I. Supervisory Special Agent Jack Garrett on Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
(2016). See more
Multiple cases are shown which have interstate or international components. While NYPD SVU detectives might cooperate in those cases, they would primarily be handled by the FBI or some other federal law enforcement agency. See more
Capt. Donald Cragen
You don't get to pick the vic.
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