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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 is primarily on murder cases, the SVU detectives frequently deal with rape and assault, in which a survivor assists with the investigation. The series cast of veteran actors includes Mariska Hargitay and rapper Ice-T, and occasional crossover episodes feature detectives from other series including editions of the "Law & Order" franchise and as well as "Chicago PD," another series from the mind of executive producer Dick Wolf.

Air Dates: 1999 - Present

Genres: Crime drama, Action, Mystery

Network: NBC

  • Season 16, Ep. 23 : Surrendering Noah May 20, 2015

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    When Johnny D (Charles Halford) is on trial for sex trafficking, rape, assault and kidnapping, Noah's adoption becomes involved with the case, causing Benson to fear for the child's future; a threat could permanently change the squad.

  • Season 16, Ep. 22 : Parents' Nightmare May 13, 2015

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    Efforts to find an 8-year-old boy kidnapped for ransom are hindered by tension between the child's estranged parents; Sgt. Benson is asked to take the lieutenant's exam and officially become the leader of the squad.

  • Season 16, Ep. 21 : Perverted Justice May 6, 2015

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    A woman wants to recant her testimony and free her father, who was incarcerated for incest and rape when she was a child; Capt. Cragen, who remembers the original investigation, tries to help the team.

  • Season 16, Ep. 20 : Daydream Believer Apr 29, 2015

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    Voight and members of the Chicago PD travel to New York to help SVU pursue Yates, their prime suspect in a rape/murder case.

  • Season 16, Ep. 19 : Granting Immunity Apr 8, 2015

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    Barba's efforts to make an arrest in a case involving pornographic photos is stalled when several suspects come down with the measles; Amaro receives distressing news about his son.

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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