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.
Where Risks are Taken.
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To add realism to the series each character has their own distinct badge number:
- Detective Elliot Stabler's shield number was 6313.
- Detective (later Lieutenant/Captain) Olivia Benson's shield number is 4015 (and then 01139 as a Sergeant).
- Detective John Munch's shield number is 0231.
- Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola's shield number is 3198.
- Detective Nick Amaro's shield number is 0840.
- Detective Amanda Rollins' badge number is 0458.
- Detective Dominick Carisi, Jr.'s shield number is 0188.
The time-lines of trials seem to be rushed and take place within days of the crime. Most of the cases on this series are rapes and homicides, with a few kidnappings thrown in. These cases, if not plea bargained, are seldom heard in less than a year after the event. See more
[everyone is staring at him after he has just explained what 'sex on the DL' is
Don't look at me, I just know stuff.
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