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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 

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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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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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Mariska Hargitay is a trained rape crisis counselor. See more »

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Multiple cases are shown which have interstate or international components. While NYPD SVU detectives might cooperate in those cases, they would primarily be handled by the FBI or some other federal law enforcement agency. See more »

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Capt. Donald Cragen: You don't get to pick the vic.
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Crazy Credits

From the second episode of the second season (2000-2001), the opening credits break the pattern followed by the earlier episodes of SVU, the original Law & Order, and Criminal Intent. Instead of the credits ending with a shot of the cast walking towards the camera, they instead are shown sitting around a desk. See more »

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Referenced in Awkward.: Karmic Relief (2013) See more »

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Going down
27 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

I watched every episode of law and order, the makers of this show gives too much credit too mariska hargitay when meloni was in the show she pulled herself up but now al the show centeres around this bad actress the rest is pulling down also pls cut down her screen time she is really bad making the show bad, munch has been kicked off the show i liked that man with his conspiracy theori ice t ain't getting a real part the new ones they just don't kick it This show has so many potential but not with mariska the good interaction has gone away and i do not like to watch to the old and fully botoxed face with no expression on it get some new fresh good actors and write again don't write just read the news like u used to do but do something


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