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
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.
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Did You Know?
In season fifteen, it appears that Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay
) now has a larger, fourteen carat, rectangular necklace charm of the same earlier design. She received it from her psychiatrist after her kidnapping and torture, where the original had been held as evidence at the time. See more
The series is ostensibly based on the NYPD's Special Victims Division, but the SVD wasn't established until 2003, four years after the series premiered. See more
M.E. Melinda Warner
[performing an autopsy with the detectives present
No fluids present. Tests show spermicide common in condoms.
[removes an organ from the body and weighs it
This is fun.
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 Law & Order: LA
I'm Not Driving Anymore
Written and Performed by Rob Dougan See more