The new season continues to follow Detective Elliot Stabler and his partner Detective Olivia Benson as they investigate new and shocking crimes. Captain Donald Cragen oversees the unit with his tough but supportive approach, guiding the squad through everyday challenges. Detective John Munch, a transfer from Baltimore's homicide unit, brings his acerbic wit, conspiracy theories and street-honed investigative skills. And his partner, Detective Odafin Fin Tutuola, adds his unique sense of humor and investigative experience. Forensic psychiatrist George Huang provides significant clues that lead to the resolution of a case, and Medical Examiner Melinda Warner lends her skills to uncover forensic evidence. Also joining is new assistant district attorney Kim Greylek.