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
Where Risks are Taken
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First season regular guest star Chris Orbach, who played Ken Briscoe, is the son of Jerry Orbach
, who played Lennie Briscoe on Law & Order
(1990). Ken Briscoe is Lennie's nephew. See more
The time-lines of trials seem to be rushed and take place within days of the crime. Most of the cases on this series are rapes and homicides, with a kidnappings thrown in. These cases, if not plea bargained, are seldom heard in less than a year after the event. See more
Capt. Donald Cragen
You don't get to pick the vic.
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
Referenced in Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed
I'm Not Driving Anymore
Written and Performed by Rob Dougan See more