TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.
Olivia and Elliot were named after producer Dick Wolf's children. The name Olivia shows up in Benjamin Bratt's television family (as one of Rey's daughters), then there's Dr. Olivet.
Det. Monique Jefferies:
Are you gonna eat this?
John Munch: Suppose we say yes.
Det. Monique Jefferies: Suppose I was just being polite.
John Munch: That would be a first.
Brian Cassidy: Go ahead, Munch doesn't eat veggies
Det. Monique Jefferies: Really? I heard that's not the only thing John doesn't... eat.
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.
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.