This hard-hitting and emotional series from the Law & Order brand chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes. Dedicated Detective Olivia Benson, a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all, heads up the department with empathy and professionalism, all the while dealing with her difficult past - as a product of rape and a witness to her mother's grief, she can personally relate to each victim she tries to help. Starring Mariska Hargitay as Det. Olivia Benson, Ice-T as Det. Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola and Danny Pino as Det. Nick Amaro.