The 4th season of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered September 27, 2002 and ended May 16, 2003 on NBC. This was the last season of the series to air on Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. Eastern / 9:00 p.m. Central.
When prostitutes are sexually assaulted and murdered, the detectives pinpoint a known predator recently released from Attica.
A child abuse interrogation turns into an incestuous homicide investigation.
An elderly woman with Alzheimer's is abused, triggering memories of similar crimes from her childhood, but the real crime is what's being done to the elderly today.
A public health doctor who tracked HIV cases is found dead in the park and the detectives try to link threatening phone calls to the crime.
A high-powered executive is raped, but the situation is complicated by her involvement with the Feds and the Russian mob.
A young boy suffocates while hiding in a luggage compartment of an airport bus and it leads detectives into the investigation of a perverted child molestation ring.
Detectives try to solve the gruesome murder of a young girl whose killer had an obsession with dolls.
Detectives investigate the rape of a woman who's been in a coma for a year and, after eliminating a huge pool of suspects, they make startling discovery.
The rape and murder of a cancer patient selling marijuana leads the detectives to unlikely suspects - middle school aged boys.
A teenage girl tries to commit suicide after she is raped and it turns our her sexual abuse was at the hands of her family including her father who is far sicker than anyone though.
A triple homicide resulting from a robbery at a video store turns into a complicated murder when it is discovered that the "accidental" murders were designed to silence a six-year-old who was sexually abused.
An infant ingests pure cocaine disguised as baby formula, uncovering a complicated narcotics ring with unlikely participants.
An inmate who is sodomized is found dead in his jail cell, and since it happened while in custody, the police are suspected.
The murder of a baby turns out to be a mercy killing because she had a rare, fatal and horribly debilitating disease.
The murder of an undercover Federal informant trafficking internet porn turns into an international case of teenage prostitution, with ties to the Czech Republic.
A Tibetan woman who was tortured in her home country is found murdered, with her foot missing. After an exhaustive search of potential suspects, the killer is a victim of torture himself.
A film student who just broke up with her very rich and powerful boyfriend appears to have committed suicide, but it's very suspicious and a young scion is the prime suspect.
A young boy watches his stepmother almost die, but he is too terrified to tell the police who attacked her.
A nine-year-old pageant princess is raped and murdered, but the case goes beyond the killer.
A serial killer is on the loose and the cops uncover a horrible situation of incest and abuse.
A rape victim kills her attacker, but even though it looks like a case of self-defense, there's a twist.
A serial rapist who denies everything represents himself in court and, although the case seems to be going in his favor, in the end, he gets his payback.
A college student working as a waitress is shot and killed and, even though the death is ruled a suicide, the detectives pursue her boss, who raped her.
A dead teenager exposes a dangerous "foundation" where disenfranchised young women are brainwashed and used to "clone" babies.
A gang of rich boys are under suspicion for the rape and murder of a young socialite, but an evil outsider with a criminal past is the real suspect.