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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Did You Know?
Season eighteen originally included an episode titled "Unstoppable", loosely based on the allegations of sexual assault made against Donald J. Trump
. It was postponed before the 2016 presidential election, and shelved indefinitely in 2017. 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
[repeated line when suspects give a "great" excuse for what they've done
ADA Casey Novak
Is that the best you can come up with?
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