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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

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

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.

  • Season 16, Ep. 18 : Devastating Story Apr 1, 2015

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    During an interview on a popular TV show, a college student claims she was gang raped in a fraternity, bringing national attention to rape on campus; Benson and Barba investigate multiple suspects.

  • Season 16, Ep. 17 : Parole Violations Mar 25, 2015

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    When Carisi's sister's fiancé falls back into bad habits and accuses his parole officer of rape, Carisi must investigate.

  • Season 16, Ep. 16 : December Solstice Feb 25, 2015

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    A feud between a famous author (Robert Vaughn) and his sixth wife, Charmaine (Marcia Cross), turns into a criminal case when Charmaine is faced with allegations of abuse; Barba winds up dealing with family drama of his own.

  • Season 16, Ep. 15 : Undercover Mother Feb 18, 2015

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    While working under cover to bust a sex trafficking ring, Carisi meets a woman who embedded herself in the organization in hope of finding and saving her daughter; Sgt. Benson is faced with a life-changing revelation.

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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