Law & Order: Special Victims Unit chronicles the life and crimes of the elite Special Victims Unit of the NYPD. Each episode features a new case to solve, new victims to console as well as the constant struggle for the detectives to juggle the emotional toll of the job and the pressure it puts on their personal lives. The show stars Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Dean Winters and Michelle Hurd. The series follows Detective Elliot Stabler (Meloni) and his partner Olivia Benson (Hargitay). Overseeing the unit is Captain Donald Cragen (Florek).