From the creator of the longest running drama series on television, "Law & Order", comes a powerful series chronicling the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of NYPD. Each episode follows the exploits of detectives Elliot Stabler, Olivia Benson, John Munch and Odafin Tutuola as they attempt to solve the city's most complex cases. They diligently follow lead after lead, relentless in their quest for justice and the search for truth.
Benson and Stabler are forced to work with a brutish cop, Nate Kendall, after an unstable rape victim bonds with him. During an intense investigation, new evidence emerges and Stabler realizes he may have convicted the wrong man for rape almost ten years ago.
When a young woman's body is found in a suitcase, the detectives suspect her sugar daddy of the crime.
A young girl's deceit almost causes Stabler's death and pushes the courts to take a look at the cruel and unusual punishment of solitary confinement.
A man awakes to a murderous crime scene and has no recollection of the events that occurred the night before, even though he is the prime suspect.
Benson and Stabler learn a young boy is being molested by his stepfather, which leads to a disturbing case of adult-child relationships.
The FBI gets involved in a murder case when it becomes too dangerous for the SVU cops.
When a young girl is murdered, the detectives blame a controlling therapist who thrives on his patients' dependence. The case takes an unexpected turn, revealing a sinister prescription for murder at the hands of unlikely suspects.
One of Detective Stabler's most trying cases is pushed to the back burner when his son becomes involved in an intervention gone awry.
A member of a dangerous biker gang is killed and Benson is the prime suspect.
Fin's investigation into three little girl's deaths takes him into the world of immigration, anchor babies, a grassroots opposition movement, a radio talk show host who fans the hatred, and an immigration rights attorney who is somehow tied up in everything.
One case becomes two as a murder leads to a serial rapist who is busy spreading disease along with his assaults, and the detectives' only clue is a website set up for casual and anonymous encounters.
Benson and Stabler investigate the death of a rich couple found murdered in their bed and find themselves teaming up with a detective from the fraud division who is convinced their daughter committed the crime. Unfortunately, the time it takes unraveling all the financial and psychological twists may put the detectives' lives in jeopardy.
The detectives investigate a case of rape-turned-murder, impeded by a prominent lesbian with her own agenda.
Stabler and Benson hunt the killer of a prostitute who believes he has a divine calling.
Benson and Stabler investigate the abduction of a woman in a building owned by a high-powered and highly protected investment banker, but when Munch's memory of an eerily similar crime proves true the focus turns toward potentially freeing an innocent man, and it may take the DA himself to shake loose the truth.
A young girl claims to have been raped in her apartment building's stairwell. The detectives investigate the possibility that she fabricated the rape only to get attention, but later find themselves desperately tracking an eyewitness who saw the attack then disappeared because she fears being deported to her home country of Congo, and the almost certain rape and violence that await her there.
A former opera star struck by a debilitating disease is found raped and beaten. As it becomes clear that the woman is a victim of chronic abuse, the team widens their investigation to include caregivers who've been entrusted with her health and safety.
When a journalist is found raped and murdered in her own bed, Cragen is able to connect this particular case to another five murders that happened thirty years ago, committed by the "Bedtime Butcher". To uncover the truth behind the crimes, Benson goes undercover in order to find the real killer.
A case of mistaken identity complicates the investigation into the murder of whom most believe was an uninvited wedding guest at a hotel in which the body was found.
A young woman is raped and murdered and the detectives suspect that her death was a consequence of her protests to expose the bad side of the meat-packing industry. Detective Benson goes undercover herself at a beef company and uncovers a dark secret.
After two young girls die in a fire, Stabler finds a familiar face in the prosecutor assigned to the case.
When a pregnant woman is raped, Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Eliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) arrive at the hospital to find that she has fled. Even when someone is arrested for a similar offense, ADA Jo Marlowe (guest star Sharon Stone) says she doesn't have a case in court unless they find the victim and get a statement from her. Soon, Benson and Stabler connect the woman to an illegal adoption operation, forcing them to go undercover and expose the truth.
After a man flashes customers at an electronics store, it is discovered that someone who matches his description has recently raped three young girls. Captain Donald Cragen (Dann Florek) orchestrates a movement to catch the rapist, and a rookie cop (guest star Graham Davie) makes an arrest.
When an 8-year-old boy is kidnapped off a city street, Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Eliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) are called to investigate. They soon find that the boy is in his father's custody, and his mother has a history of overstepping her bounds. As the case comes to a head, members of the SVU team find themselves in a life-threatening standoff and learn shocking details about ADA Jo Marlowe's (guest star Sharon Stone) past.