In Season One of this riveting offshoot of the hugely popular "Law & Order" franchise, Detectives Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) are the top cops investigating murders and sexual assaults, and A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot (Stephanie March) prosecutes the perpetrators.
Detectives Stabler and Benson investigate the murder and dismemberment of a cabdriver who was a wanted man himself.
Benson and Stabler run into multiple dead ends while investigating the case of a woman who fell to her death wearing only a slip.
When a popular teen is sexually assaulted, Benson and Stabler enter into a modeling underworld of thoughtless parents, drug-dealing doctors and a trendy agency executive (guest star Bebe Neuwirth).
Detectives Benson and Stabler believe a fellow cop may be behind murders going back 30 years; Munch is in rare form during a child molestation case. Guest star: Jerry Orbach. Dann Florek, Dean Winters and Michelle Hurd also star. Jerry Orbach guest-stars as Detective Lennie Briscoe from NBC's "Law & Order."
Benson and Stabler believe a pedophile may be behind the murder of a travel writer.
Benson and Stabler suspect a pair of college basketball players of murdering a female student, but officials don't want to draw negative attention to the school. Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Dean Winters and Michelle Hurd also star.
The state pursues a media-sensationalized case against a known pedophile who's suspected of assaulting and killing a youth. Richard Belzer and Dann Florek also star.
Stabler fears a combative Benson will be the next victim of a real estate agent suspected of sexually assaulting and murdering a lawyer. Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Dean Winters and Michelle Hurd also star.
Benson and Stabler investigate a successful woman's suspicious death and find themselves in the world of sadomasochism.
Benson and Stabler encounter problems when the prime suspect in a sexual assault cannot be identified by the shaken victim (guest star Tracy Pollan).
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.
A suspicious ring of Russian immigrants offers little help in assisting Stabler and Benson (Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay) to solve the murder of a multimillionaire.
Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate the shooting death of a sleazy judge who abused the criminal justice system. Angie Everhart guest stars.
Benson and Stabler have their work cut out for them when a 5-year-old sexual assault case is reopened days before the statute of limitations ends.
The daughter of a socialite (guest star Jane Alexander) may be responsible for the gunshot death of an alleged sexual predator.
Two local hoods are implicated in the murder and rape of an elderly woman, though they claim they only broke in to rob her.
When the pregnant daughter-in-law of a prominent religious figure (guest star Robert Foxworth) is found slain in a hotel room, it is discovered she may have been having an affair.
A sexual assault case involving a teen-age girl leads Benson and Stabler (Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni) to set up a sting operation to trap Internet pedophiles.
Benson and Stabler become frustrated by a series of sexual attacks on women in crowded subway cars.
Detective Munch forms a close bond with a TV reporter who was sexually assaulted by two men, but it's Benson and Stabler who make the first arrest.
The trial of an accused child molester is jeopardized when the prime witness has difficulty dealing with his past.
An attorney (guest star Andrew McCarthy) suspected of keeping a Romanian immigrant as a sex slave is linked to a woman's murder.