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Summary of Season 1 (1999) - 6 discs
"In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous." So goes the introduction to each episode of this riveting offshoot of the hugely popular "Law & Order" franchise. Top detectives Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) investigate stomach-churning murders and sexual assaults, while assistant district attorney Alexandra Cabot (Stephanie March) prosecutes the perps.
Summary of Season 3 (2001) - 5 discs
Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay co-star as New York City detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson in this well-received spin-off of NBC's "Law & Order" franchise. In the show's third season, a male stripper claims that a dead woman raped him; an animal rights activist is found headless in Central Park; and a shooting outside a gay bar stirs up tensions among two families.
Summary of Season 5 (2003) - 7 discs
Detectives Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) are back to solve sickening cases of sexually based crimes in this fifth season of SVU. This year, the duo have their hands full with a vengeful patient, a father who can't accept his responsibility, and a Colombian drug cartel that forces tough-as-nails A.D.A. Alex Cabot (Stephanie March) to go into hiding, to be replaced by Casey Novak (Diane Neal).
Summary of Season 6 (2004) - 5 discs
A serial killer is playing games with New York City detectives Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and the rest of the NYPD's Special Victims Unit in the sixth season of this Emmy-nominated drama. Other cases include the investigation of sexual tensions between a college student and her professor, and a mysterious homicide that has a lot in common with a popular video game.
Summary of Season 7 (2005) - 5 discs
In the seventh season of this long-running "Law & Order" spin-off, Christopher Meloni earned an Emmy nod and Mariska Hargitay won the Emmy for their portrayals of New York City detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson. Featured cases include the investigation of a dating service with ties to a string of recent rapes; the schoolyard shooting of a 6-year-old; and the discovery of a deadly new strain of AIDS.
Summary of Season 8 (2006) - 5 discs
The critically acclaimed series continues to reveal the dirty underworld of New York's sexually oriented crimes. Special Victims Unit detectives Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Olivia Benson (Emmy winner Mariska Hargitay) use their knowledge of psychology to bring criminals to justice while trying to manage the impact the disturbing work has on their personal lives. Richard Belzer and Ice-T round out the cast with humor and cynicism.
Summary of Season 9 (2007) - 5 discs
Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni hit the streets of New York for a ninth season as detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler in this Emmy Award-winning police procedural that draws its inspiration from real-life criminal cases. Cynthia Nixon guest stars as a mother with a dissociative personality disorder, while Robin Williams makes a memorable turn on the show's 200th episode as a troubled man who rejects authority.
Summary of Season 10 (2008) - 5 discs
The 10th season of this Emmy Award-winning police drama opens with Det. Benson investigating the connection between a 7-year-old boy who claims he's being abused by his foster parents and a traumatized young woman whose rapist was never found.
Summary of Season 11 (2009) - 5 discs
Season 11 of this Emmy-winning crime series finds detectives Stabler and Benson tracking down the most deviant of criminals -- including rapists, religious fanatics and child predators -- while grappling with deeply personal matters.
Summary of Season 12 (2010) - 5 discs
During the 12th season of this Emmy-winning crime drama, detectives Benson and Stabler welcome a new assistant D.A. and face off with a suspicious charmer. Benson also aids a traumatized rape victim and travels to Los Angeles to process evidence.
Summary of Season 13 (2011) - 5 discs
The NYPD Special Victims Unit continues to track down sexual predators in the 13th season of this popular crime drama, but it's without the aid of veteran detective Elliot Stabler and with detective Olivia Benson moving up in the department.
Summary of Season 14 (2012) - 5 discs
The members of the elite NYPD Special Victims Unit continue investigating sexually-based crimes including rape, torture, pedophilia, murder and more in the 14th season of the award-winning "Law & Order" spinoff.
Summary of Season 15 (2013) - 5 discs
With Mariska Hargitay anchoring the cast, "Special Victims Unit" rolls into its 15th season of crime solving in this evergreen police procedural. The unit's detectives continue taking on some of New York's most violent and disturbing crimes.
Summary of Season 16 (2014) - 5 discs
Peter Scanavino joins the cast as a brash detective Dominick Carisi, who gets off to a rocky start. This season's cases involve a professional hoopster accused of sexual assault and a college student turned porn star who's raped by some classmates.