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.
Back in full force.
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Did You Know?
Rafael Barba (Raúl Esparza
) is this show's first regular male Assistant District Attorney. 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
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
Follows St. Elsewhere
I'm Not Driving Anymore
Written and Performed by Rob Dougan See more