Officer Nate Kendall (Wentworth Miller) helps a woman in trouble and gets roped into investigating a rape; when evidence connects multiple cases, the team realizes there may be a serial rapist responsible.
Stabler and Benson suspect a sugar daddy (Matt C. Burns) of murder when a young woman's body is found stuffed inside a suitcase.
When a woman goes missing, her boyfriend points Detectives Benson and Stabler in the direction of convicted bank robber Callum Donovan (Stephen Rea); to comprehend the impact of solitary confinement, Stabler experiences it.
After a night of drinking, a man (Scott Foley) wakes up with a head injury and a dead woman in his bed; Detectives Benson and Stabler try to piece together the crime by returning to the bar where the night began.
After a young boy is raped, detectives find out their suspect is the leader of a civil rights group that supports adult-child relationships.
When a young couple is found dead in the back of a padlocked truck, detectives discover the male victim was connected to a Mexican drug cartel.
When a crime scene photo of a murdered teenage girl quickly becomes an Internet phenomenon, the police initiate an investigation with the victim's father, who points the detectives toward his daughter's therapist.
A case becomes much more complicated when racy photos of a 15-year-old rape victim are leaked on the Internet; Stabler's son is drawn into a series of compromising events by his best friend.
DNA evidence points to Benson as the prime suspect when the sexually mutilated body of a member of a biker gang is found in the park; Stabler fights to prove his partner's innocence.
Following the deaths of three children, Fin realizes they were all "anchor babies" of immigrant families, and he reaches out to the Center of Immigrant Services.
Detectives Benson and Stabler search for a man who is knowingly spreading HIV.
Detectives Benson and Stabler speak to the daughter of a powerful couple who were found murdered in their bedroom.
A lesbian-rights activist (Kathy Griffin) claims a woman's death was the result of police neglect; when more women from the activist's group are attacked, it becomes clear that someone has a plan to bring down the group.
Several young prostitutes are found dead with homemade prayer cards attached to their bodies; Benson is forced to make a difficult decision.
A woman's murder leads Detectives Benson and Stabler to reopen an investigation into a similar crime committed 20 years earlier.
A young girl claims she was raped in the stairwell of her apartment building; Benson and Stabler race to find a witness.
When a disabled woman is beaten and raped, Benson and Stabler think someone close to the victim is responsible.
When an investigative journalist is found murdered in her bed, Cragen recognizes tactics from a similar case 30 years earlier.
Benson and Stabler must determine a murder victim's actual identity when the presumed victim turns up alive.
Benson and Stabler discover that a murder victim had been involved in the fight to expose questionable practices in the meat-packing industry.
Detective Stabler's former partner (Sharon Stone) is put on the case when two young sisters are killed in a fire.
When a pregnant rape victim disappears from the hospital, Benson and Stabler try to find her and obtain her statement.
Capt. Cragen begins a movement to catch a man who has raped three girls; after a rookie cop makes an arrest in the case, it is discovered the so-called rookie has some secrets.