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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Series Summary
Detectives who are part of the NYPD's Special Victims Unit investigate crimes against the vulnerable. While the focus of other shows in the "Law & Order" franchise largely deal with murders, the SVU detectives frequently deal with rape and assault, in which a survivor assists in the investigation. The series cast of veteran actors include Mariska Hargitay and rapper Ice-T, and occasional crossover episodes feature detectives from other series in the "Law & Order" franchise.

Air Dates: 1999 - Present

Genres: Crime drama

Network: NBC

  • Season 16, Ep. 9 : Pattern Seventeen Dec 10, 2014

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    The media spotlight shines on Sgt. Benson when she investigates a string of rapes that have similarities with crimes in Atlanta; a family court judge threatens to remove baby Noah from Benson's care.

  • Season 16, Ep. 8 : Spousal Privilege Nov 19, 2014

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    When detective Tutuola finds security footage of a sportscaster being physically abusive to his girlfriend, Benson seeks help from Assistant DA Barba to convince the victim to fight back.

  • Season 16, Ep. 7 : Chicago Crossover Nov 12, 2014

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    Sgt. Voight and Detectives Lindsay and Halstead work with Sgt. Benson and the SVU as they investigate the roots of a child pornography site; tension between Benson and Voight threaten the investigation.

  • Season 16, Ep. 6 : Glasgowman's Wrath Nov 5, 2014

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    Three young girls' search for a mythical character leads to one of them becoming injured and the other two disappearing.

  • Season 16, Ep. 5 : Pornstar's Requiem Oct 22, 2014

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    A college student becomes a target after her work as an online porn star is discovered by her classmates.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • When the hour is over, one is left with the distinct impression that the story could have been told just as well, if not better, on the original "Law & Order." And one is reminded yet again that network TV seems to be recycling old ideas just when it desperately needs new ones. [20 Sept 1999, p.E1] show more

  • The key here is that the emotional payoffs are dead-on. [20 Sept 1999, p.38] show more

  • If the crimes that drive "Law & Order" have the cops who solve them and the lawyers who prosecute them shaking their heads, the sex crimes dealt with by Special Victims will have the cops - and viewers - holding onto their stomachs. show more

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