TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.
After several years of playing Detective Olivia Benson and being exposed weekly to issues of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, in 2004 actress Mariska Hargitay started a foundation (called Joyful Heart) to help heal survivors' ... ...
Do I need a lawyer?
Elliot Stabler: For being a peeping tom? No, you just need a shrink.
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.
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.