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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Pop star Taylor Swift
is such a fan of the show that she named her pet cat "Olivia Benson" in tribute to the lead character. See more
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
Referenced in Modern Family: Phil on Wire
I'm Not Driving Anymore
Written and Performed by Rob Dougan See more