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. Written by
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
Despite many of the crimes being homicides in addition to being sex crimes, homicide detectives are not shown to have responded to the case. The major crime would be the murder itself, with the sex crime elements being included offenses. See more
Not to mention the fact that I lost a wife after less than one night of connubial bliss to someone who was not only a detective but a member of my own squad.
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