The 9th season of the police procedural / legal drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered September 25, 2007 and ended May 13, 2008 on NBC. It aired on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. Eastern / 9:00 p.m. Central. Mariska Hargitay, having won a Golden Globe Award in 2005, received her second Golden Globe nomination for her work in the ninth season.
A report of child abuse leads to a woman with multiple personalities and a complicated murder trial.
A woman involved in virtual reality video games goes missing and her “avatar” or screen persona is at the root of the investigation.
A teenage boy has sex with his teacher, and what is initially a he-said she-said case turns into an unusual defense.
A mentally challenged girl witnesses the savage beating of her mother.
A school counselor is killed in Central Park and her volunteer work with refugees may be the motive.
A woman is mutilated and killed and a convicted murderer already in jail may be responsible.
A schizophrenic man is caught abducting young girls and seriously injures Stabler.
A young party girl is murdered, jeopardizing the future of two juvenile criminals who have turned their lives around as scholarship students.
The murder of a young boy’s nanny exposes a dark paternity secret.
A teenaged girl is murdered and her family may be the target of a powerful drug dealer.
A debutante is murdered in Central Park and the investigation turns to a gang of street kids and their “parents.”
A horrifying serial killer called The Woodsman rapes and tortures his victims, and an FBI agent working with Benson takes matters into her own hands.
A young Jewish boy is sexually molested and after initially thinking an adult committed the crime, a classmate is arrested.
Fertilized embryos are stolen from a cryobank and when they are found destroyed, the main suspect in the theft is murdered.
The rape of a teenage girl leads to a corrupt prison guard, and Benson goes undercover to catch the perp.
A money manager is found dead, and his high profile gay lover is the prime suspect.
An engineer conducts cruel experiments on his victims to see how far they will go when listening to authority.
A young woman is found dead in a fire, and a powerful father-son team is suspected of murder.
Detective Lake is accused of murdering a cop and it wreaks havoc on the precinct.