TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.
Many cast members from The Wire (2002) appeared on this show.
Capt. Donald Cragen:
What would it take to get a blanket DNA on an entire facility?
ADA Alexandra Cabot: A constitutional amendment.
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.