A female corporate annalist known by her friends and co-workers as a "sexual explorer" is found murdered in her bed, leading Benson and Stabler to her con-artist boss. Though the boss denies any involvement, the SVU detectives put together evidence that suggests the woman was killed by the man during an "exploration" gone wrong.
A stirring episode that details a rape investigation from start to finish. While Benson and Stabler struggle to bring the rapist to justice, the victim struggles to put her life back together after the attack. The case strikes a chord with Benson as she knows first hand the emotional pain that results from rape.
The death of a young boy leads Benson and Stabler to a violent child molester, released back into the community after 20 years. The suspect's alibi comes through, and upon his discharge is murdered at the hands of the victim’s angry father; only later to discover the actual killers were the two teenage eye-witnesses.
An investigation into a woman's death leads Stabler and Benson to a deranged stalker. They learn the psychotic man has stalked numerous women in his quest to gain psychological and physical control over them. Once a woman defies this control, the man's pattern has been to viciously and violently lash out at her. When Benson shows no fear in her interrogation of the deranged killer, her colleagues fear that she may become his next intended target.
In a Lolita-like story, a middle-aged writer is found dead in a boarding house. Stabler and Benson investigate and learn the man may have been involved with his landlady's teenage daughter. Evidence eventually points to the landlady's boyfriend who has a criminal record. Ultimately, it is learned that the young girl is actually the murderer. She killed her lover in anger when he reneged on his promise to take her away with him on a trip around the world.
Benson and Stabler are plunged into the big money world of College Basketball when a young woman is murdered on a local college campus. All the clues seem to point to two star basketball recruits who have lead the team to the NCAA tournament and national acclaim. As the school closes ranks to protect its basketball franchise, Benson and Stabler must sort thru a labyrinth of sex, parties and the lives of pampered college athletes in search of the truth.
The savage murder of two underage models leads Benson and Stabler into the glamorous world of high fashion. Benson and Stabler’s investigation exposes the underbelly of the modeling world, where drugs, sex and humiliation are the norm. With the help of Lennie Briscoe and his new partner Ed Green, they follow the twisting trail of clues to a bitter ex-model whose career was cut tragically short by an sexual assault several years before. Bebe Neuwirth guest stars.
Benson and Stabler investigate what they assume to be the murder of a prostitute. Their assumptions change once they talk to the victim's middle class parents who assert definitively that their daughter was not a street walker. Further investigation uncovers that the woman may have been the victim of a serial killer. Ultimately they capture the serial murderer who turns out to be cop, but also finger the young woman's boyfriend who copied the killer's m.o. to cover his crime.
The detectives investigate the murder and sexual mutilation of a New York cab driver. At first the case seems to be a tragic example of mistaken identity, until the detectives learn the man was a Serb military leader who committed numerous rapes during the war.
A woman is found on top of parked car, the apparent victim of someone who pushed her out of a sixth floor window. Detectives learn the woman was having simultaneous affairs with both her shrink and a married national anchorman.