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
On more than one occasion, a suspect has invoked his/her right to counsel and yet the officers continue to talk with them. If the suspect goes to court this will usually come back to haunt the detectives as the defendant's lawyer will throw out any statements made by their clients. However if the suspect is innocent then the police will usually get away with talking to them without a lawyer present. See more
[a snoopy neighbor witnessed a rape and didn't report it
Do I need a lawyer?
For being a peeping tom? No, you just need a shrink.
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 30 Rock: SeinfeldVision
I'm Not Driving Anymore
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