Law & Order: Special Victims Unit returns for Season Two. For the second season, a new character, Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cabot, is added to the series and is played by Stephanie March (Death of a Salesman). Noted musician/actor Ice-T joins the team as well as street smart Detective Odafin Tutuola, who is partnered with Detective John Munch (Richard Belzer).
A rocket scientist with strong ties to government security is found dead with his crotch on fire, and the S.V.U. Detectives must determine if that had something to do with his demise.
When a young woman is found raped, beaten and stabbed in Central Park, it appears she was a victim of wilding. The detectives question an affluent teenage boy turned delinquent but he had an alibi.
Benson and Stabler (Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni) discover that they are working the same case as a sexual assault victim (guest star Tracy Pollan) when they investigate the activities of an unconvicted rape suspect (guest star Neil Maffin).
An abused 7-year-old girl lays comatose while Benson and Stabler (Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni) try to figure out what member of her dysfunctional family is responsible for her state.
The shooting death of a school student by a 7-year-old classmate leads to new information on an unsolved slaying. With Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Richard Belzer.
The question of patients' rights surfaces when a mentally ill man electing not to take his medication is a suspect in the stabbing death of psychiatric doctoral student. With Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni and Richard Belzer.
The truth behind the alleged rape of a woman (guest star Amy Carlson) by her police officer husband (guest star Nestor Serrano) comes to light when a history of domestic abuse is uncovered. With Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay.
The case of a 17-year-old rape victim (guest star Jenna Miller) takes a strange turn when her immediate family tries to keep the scandal quiet while they prepare a lawsuit.
A teen gymnast is found molested and murdered. The prime suspects are her overbearing coach and the male team booster with whom she was having an affair.
A college girl is raped at a fraternity party, and it is discovered that the date rape drug GHB was put into her drink. The SVU detectives learn it was not done by the fraternity guy with whom she had sex but was, instead, an act of revenge by one of her jealous sorority sisters. Can Cabot get convictions against the sorority girls as well as the fraternity guy who believed the sex was consensual?
When the son of a popular singer dies in a traffic accident, the unit investigates and learns that the mother's career has left her children the victims of emotional neglect. Though Benson risks her job to help the neglected daughter, is this crime of abuse worthy of imprisonment?
When a highly respected teacher is found raped and murdered, her high school students and fellow teachers mourn the loss of a gifted educator. But when Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Christopher Meloni) find a nude picture of the woman in one of her student's homes, they have to question just what types of knowledge she was imparting to her students.
Thomas Marchek, a convicted pedophile, is murdered in his own neighborhood under the watchful eye of vigilantes who clearly don't want him around. The Detectives question the parents of the young girl, Corinne (Briana Steinhilber), that Marchek raped, whose mother could be under suspicion.
Karen Smythe (Khandi Alexander) is a police officer who responds to a routine call with her partner, Mitch Murray (Jason Kolotouros), but the two get separated and Karen disappears in a warehouse where she is brutally raped and almost murdered.
The SVU detectives have 72 hours to save a little girl who has been taken by a serial killer. Their best leads lie in the memory of a young girl who previously escaped her captor. Unfortunately, the girl's traumatized mother refuses to allow the detectives to talk to her daughter as she wants to protect her from any further stress.
Benson and Stabler (Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni) take over the search for a runaway girl and are led to an underground rave culture that caters to wayward teens.
A young man, Tommy Dowd (Eddie Cahill), is badly beaten in an upscale hotel and is traced to an escort service that provides attractive young males to women who need companionship at high profile events.
When a young woman, Annie Tassler (guest star Meg Hartig), is abducted, Detective Munch (Richard Belzer) finds the details of the crime to be similar to those of a series of brutal rapes and murders he unsuccessfully investigated the previous year.
The remains of a woman are found three years after her death, and the Detectives have a tough time finding the killer until a composite photo leads them to the victim's identical twin sister.
A young man, whose bizarre relationship with his mother has led to a strange stabbing sexual fetish called piquerism, is accused of a brutal rape and murder.
When a serial killer commits four brutal murders in 24 hours, Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay), Munch (Richard Belzer) and Fin (Ice-T) canvas the streets searching for signs of a madman who exclaims paranoid and twisted religious rhetoric while committing his crimes. Richard Thomas and Karen Allen guest star.