Genre: Crime Drama, Drama, Action, Thriller
Summary: Detectives who are part of the NYPD's Special Victims Unit investigate crimes against the vulnerable. While the focus of other shows in the ``Law & Order'' franchise is primarily on murder cases, the SVU detectives frequently deal with rape and assault, in which a survivor assists with the investigation. The series cast of veteran actors includes Mariska Hargitay and rapper Ice-T, and occasional crossover episodes feature detectives from other series including editions of the ``Law & Order'' franchise and as well as ``Chicago PD,'' another series from the mind of executive producer Dick Wolf.
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S08, E12 (First Aired:
Fin is asked to look into a case of rape at his son's college, where he meets a Brooklyn detective (Adam Beach) who is investigating a similar crime.
S08, E13 (First Aired:
When an envelope containing a picture appears at the precinct, the detectives pick up the trail of a child pornographer.
S08, E14 (First Aired:
When a mob lawyer (Cary Elwes) and his wife are attacked, their young son is the only witness; when he comes out of surgery, the man vividly remembers his daughter at the crime scene.
S08, E15 (First Aired:
An overzealous reporter's accusation leads a despondent new mother (Ashley Williams) to kill herself; detectives continue to search for the mother's missing child as time gets shorter.
S08, E16 (First Aired:
A local police captain (Kim Delaney) questions Benson when she investigates a rape outside her jurisdiction.
S08, E17 (First Aired:
A successful preacher (Tim Daly) is the prime suspect in a murder case, until his wife (Kathy Baker) provides detectives with a taped conversation.
S08, E18 (First Aired:
Four honor students are arrested for criminally negligent homicide when another student dies at a party that they threw.
S08, E19 (First Aired:
When detective Benson gets into the middle of an investigation of her brother, the case begins to threaten her career.
S03, E06 (First Aired:
Stabler pairs with a bitter cop (David Keith) to track a serial rapist/murderer who was recently released from prison.
S01, E07 (First Aired:
The state pursues a media-sensationalized case against a known pedophile who's suspected of assaulting and killing a youth.
S01, E08 (First Aired:
Stabler fears a combative Benson will be the next victim of a real estate agent suspected of sexually assaulting and murdering a lawyer.
S16, E01 (First Aired:
Benson struggles to balance work and her new role of foster mother; when Amaro arrests a young prostitute with connections to Noah's mother, his undercover work sets off a dangerous chain of events.
S16, E02 (First Aired:
When a series of allegations are made against a superstar basketball player, Sgt. Benson and Detective Carisi (Peter Scanavino) do not agree on the authenticity of each woman's story; the investigation takes Rollins back to her former precinct.
S16, E03 (First Aired:
Amaro's by-the-book handling of a starlet's arrest gets him back on the SVU squad in time to investigate the actress's latest offense, statutory rape.
S16, E05 (First Aired:
A college student becomes a target after her work as an online porn star is discovered by her classmates.
S16, E06 (First Aired:
Three young girls' search for a mythical character leads to one of them becoming injured and the other two disappearing.
S16, E07 (First Aired:
Sgt. Voight and Detectives Lindsay and Halstead work with Sgt. Benson and the SVU as they investigate the roots of a child pornography site; tension between Benson and Voight threaten the investigation.
S16, E09 (First Aired:
The media spotlight shines on Sgt. Benson when she investigates a string of rapes that have similarities with crimes in Atlanta; a family court judge threatens to remove baby Noah from Benson's care.
S16, E11 (First Aired:
A teenager is sexually assaulted and left for dead in an alley after attending a movie star's party; Benson is suspicious when security footage from the party goes missing.
S16, E13 (First Aired:
After a teenage girl makes a rape accusation against a person with a criminal record, but little evidence is found, the girl's father takes matters into his own hands.
S16, E14 (First Aired:
When a female video game developer who has been receiving death threats refuses to delay the launch of her new game, the cops must work to protect her.
S16, E17 (First Aired:
When Carisi's sister's fiancé falls back into bad habits and accuses his parole officer of rape, Carisi must investigate.
S16, E19 (First Aired:
Barba's efforts to make an arrest in a case involving pornographic photos is stalled when several suspects come down with the measles; Amaro receives distressing news about his son.
S16, E20 (First Aired:
Voight and members of the Chicago PD travel to New York to help SVU pursue Yates, their prime suspect in a rape/murder case.
S17, E17 (First Aired:
An investigation into the sexual exploitation of Catholic schoolgirls results in charges against judges, legislators, DAs and members of the police department.
S02, E13 (First Aired:
A cop-turned-activist (Eric Roberts) becomes a suspect in the killings of several rapists who were recently paroled.
S01, E09 (First Aired:
Benson and Stabler investigate a successful woman's suspicious death and find themselves in the world of sadomasochism.
S01, E10 (First Aired:
Benson and Stabler encounter problems when the prime suspect in a sexual assault cannot be identified by the shaken victim.
S03, E11 (First Aired:
An attacker rips a fetus from a woman's womb, launching the detectives on a frantic search in hope that the baby survived.
S03, E15 (First Aired:
Detective Stabler races against time to determine if a convicted man on death row also murdered and raped another victim.
S03, E13 (First Aired:
Benson and Stabler have the gruesome task of identifying the remains of a man and woman who were stabbed in a park.
S03, E12 (First Aired:
A boy, 6, is shot and then abandoned in an emergency room by his fearful mother, sending detectives in search of his missing family and the gunman.
S03, E17 (First Aired:
The detectives investigate a cellist's (Tamara Gorski) orchestra conductor (Michael Nader) after she is brutally attacked in her apartment.
S03, E16 (First Aired:
The upsetting discovery of a teenage network revolving around sex, drugs and booze raises alarms for the Stablers about their own daughter.
S03, E20 (First Aired:
Benson and Stabler investigate two rapes that appear to have been committed by the same man; Mary Beth Hurt and Henry Winkler guest star.
S13, E17 (First Aired:
A rape investigation leads to one of Detective Benson's old cases being reopened; as Benson's work is scrutinized, her relationship with Executive ADA David Haden is put in jeopardy.
S13, E20 (First Aired:
When a teenage girl disappears, the squad discovers a suspect who seems to be targeting young, vulnerable women with a similar personal connection; Dr. Huang delves into his past in order to help solve the case.
S14, E03 (First Aired:
A famous TV host (Roger Bart) forces himself on the young author (Anna Chlumsky) of an erotic novel; Detective Amaro uncovers a secret that could damage the author's career and her case.
S17, E19 (First Aired:
Detective Carisi poses as a homeless man at a shelter to see if one of the resident sex offenders is tied to a string of rapes.
S14, E13 (First Aired:
When a janitor violently attacks a coach, the SVU team connects the janitor's behavior to a history of sexual abuse; the detectives find more victims of the same predator -- including a prisoner (Mike Tyson) on death row.
S01, E11 (First Aired:
Detectives Benson and Stabler hunt for the killer of a gay man whose father heads a conservative watchdog group; Munch looks for Benson's biological father.
S03, E19 (First Aired:
The detectives investigate the rape/murder of a woman whose stepfather is a judge (Keir Dullea) known for his harsh sentencing of sex offenders.
S03, E18 (First Aired:
Assistant DA Cabot jeopardizes the detectives' careers and her own when she exceeds legal limits to collect evidence against a serial child-abuser.
S03, E21 (First Aired:
When the detectives find a baby's finger in a rape victim's purse, their investigation widens to encompass three generations of women harboring secrets.
S03, E22 (First Aired:
The detectives investigate to determine whether a 22-year-old with Down syndrome is pregnant as a result of rape, as her mother contends.
S03, E23 (First Aired:
When a transsexual is found murdered in a church, suspicion falls on a priest (Eric Stoltz) who resigned from a parochial school after rumors of abuse.
S04, E02 (First Aired:
When a corporate mogul is found murdered, evidence points to his son, whom the detectives suspect was seduced by his stepmother.
S04, E03 (First Aired:
Detectives hunt for the sadist who tortured a senile old woman (Jane Powell), investigating her nursing home, as well as her scheming son (Jay Thomas).
S04, E04 (First Aired:
The detectives launch a search for a serial killer who raped and murdered two women in Central Park. Michael Gross guest stars.
S04, E05 (First Aired:
Benson and Stabler clash with an assistant U.S. attorney (Pam Grier) when their rape victim and their prime suspect disappear into witness protection.
S04, E06 (First Aired:
The death of a boy and his abusive guardian leads the detectives to a travel agency specializing in exotic trips for sexual predators.
S04, E07 (First Aired:
Benson and Stabler begin hunting for a serial pedophile after a 5-year-old girl's decomposed body is found in the trash.
S02, E14 (First Aired:
The rape of a veteran police officer is first linked to her ex-husband's gambling debts, and then to her fellow officers.
S02, E15 (First Aired:
When a 7-year-old girl escapes from her rapist, detectives Benson and Stabler begin an intensive search for the predator.
S02, E16 (First Aired:
Benson and Stabler take over the search for a runaway girl and are led to an underground rave culture that caters to wayward teens.
S02, E17 (First Aired:
The beating of a young man uncovers a dangerous male escort service where the boss may have reasons for sending her staff on potentially deadly dates.
S10, E03 (First Aired:
Detective Stabler's job and personal life intertwine when his daughter Kathleen becomes a suspect in a case; after learning that Kathleen may have an emotional disorder, he turns to his estranged mother (Ellen Burstyn) for help.
S10, E14 (First Aired:
A man is found badly beaten in a parking lot, with no memory of what happened, and detectives suspect his transgender teen may be responsible.
S10, E19 (First Aired:
When a 2-year-old girl goes missing, her irresponsible young mother (Hilary Duff) becomes the prime suspect.
S11, E02 (First Aired:
Stabler and Benson suspect a sugar daddy (Matt C. Burns) of murder when a young woman's body is found stuffed inside a suitcase.