TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.
The series has been the longest currently running American live-action primetime television series since the cancellation of Law & Order (1990) in 2010. It is therefore the last remaining such series to have premiered in the 1990s.
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 ...
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.
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