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The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.

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Led by courageous and compassionate veteran Lieutenant Olivia Benson, the NYPD's elite Special Victims Unit, including Detectives Odafin Tutola, Amanda Rollins and Sonny Carisi, ...


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Mariska Hargitay ...  Olivia Benson 442 episodes, 1999-2018
Ice-T ...  Odafin Tutuola 420 episodes, 2000-2018
Dann Florek ...  Donald Cragen 331 episodes, 1999-2015
Richard Belzer ...  John Munch 326 episodes, 1999-2016
Christopher Meloni ...  Elliot Stabler 272 episodes, 1999-2011
BD Wong ...  Dr. George Huang 230 episodes, 2001-2015
Tamara Tunie ...  Dr. Melinda Warner 222 episodes, 2000-2018
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In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. Written by John Craig

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Channel 5 [UK] | NBC [United States] | See more »

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USA

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English

Release Date:

20 September 1999 (USA) See more »

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Law & Order's Sex Crimes See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Trivia

This show has frequently used The City University of New York Lehman College campus in Bronx, New York, as a school location for many of their episodes. See more »

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Despite many of the crimes being homicides in addition to being sex crimes, homicide detectives are not shown to have responded to the case. The major crime would be the murder itself, with the sex crime elements being included offenses. See more »

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Great show before Olivia Benson became in charge of SVU
29 October 2016 | by lovettstoughSee all my reviews

I still do not like the character of Olivia Benson being in charge of SVU as she is not good at it at all as she strictly is all for the females every time as far as victims go but then she doesn't trust or get totally along with Rollins maybe she sees her as a threat or something because Rollins sees & hears both sides males & females. They need to bring in somebody else to be in charge of SVU & bust Benson back down to just being a detective. The last & latest episode I'm on the fence or almost over the fence because the "victim" liked the guy when she first seen him telling her cousin he is hot & then the whole bathroom scene & other witnesses from the party said she was all over him even as they went outside. I do not think it warrants rape. Also in this episode Benson makes it sound like before we have sex every time we have to ask permission & wait for a firm definitive yes or no whether it's our wife or girlfriend or whomever & that way off point & wrong. Rape is or should be when somebody says no or is fighting you off while at the same time the perp doesn't care what the female is saying & forces it on her anyway.


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