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Air Date: September 20th, 1999

Network: NBC

Series Summary
A special unit in New York investigates heinous cases.

Rating: TV14

Genres: Drama, Crime drama, Suspense, Action

Episodes

  • Season 18 - Episode 21 : Sanctuary May 24, 2017

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    The release of a suspect in a hate crime case leaves Benson and Barba caught between two families seeking justice; as public protests escalate to violence, Benson goes to desperate lengths to make an arrest.

  • Season 18 - Episode 20 : American Dream; Sanctuary May 24, 2017

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    A hate crime against a Muslim family results in the death of their daughter; as public protests escalate to violence, Benson goes to great lengths to make an arrest.

  • Season 18 - Episode 20 : American Dream May 24, 2017

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    When a crucial witness in the case of a fatal hate crime against a Muslim family is deported, Barba must drop the charges against a suspect, resulting in rising tensions between communities on either side of the case.

  • Season 18 - Episode 19 : Conversion May 17, 2017

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    After a young woman is raped by a member of her church group, Barba argues that the First Amendment doesn't entitle a person to break the law.

  • Season 18 - Episode 18 : Spellbound May 10, 2017

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    The SVU investigates when a woman claims a charismatic spiritual healer used hypnosis to incapacitate her and assault her.

ratings & reviews

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  • 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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