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.
Every Victim Deserves a Voice.
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Did You Know?
It was announced that the series was renewed for a twenty-first season, setting a record for the longest prime-time live-action American television show. This also set a record for Mariska Hargitay
, who has played Olivia Benson for twenty consecutive seasons will again play Benson for her twenty-first consecutive season, overtaking James Arness of Gunsmoke (1955) for the most consecutive seasons as one 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
[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
I'm Not Driving Anymore
Written and Performed by Rob Dougan See more