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?
originally asked Dick Wolf
if Munch could join Law & Order
(1990) as Lennie Briscoe's new partner. But Jesse L. Martin
had already been cast. Belzer later heard about this new series, and asked to join, on the condition that Dean Winters
be cast as his partner. Winters was still under contract with Oz
(1997), and had to leave the show after the first thirteen episodes. Winters returned as a recurring cast member in the fourteenth season. See more
Cases occasionally involve a murder that the detectives investigate. Though they'd be consulted on any sexual aspect of the crime, SVU wouldn't investigate the murder itself. See more
[Looking through a victim's purse for ID
No jewelry. I always carry at least a pair of earrings in my purse.
Yeah, like you carry a purse.
That's 'cause you carry it for me.
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
Followed by Homicide: The Movie
I'm Not Driving Anymore
Written and Performed by Rob Dougan See more