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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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Series cast summary:
...  Olivia Benson 435 episodes, 1999-2018
...  Odafin Tutuola 413 episodes, 2000-2018
...  Donald Cragen 331 episodes, 1999-2015
...  John Munch 326 episodes, 1999-2016
...  Elliot Stabler 272 episodes, 1999-2011
...  Dr. George Huang 230 episodes, 2001-2015
...  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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20 September 1999 (USA)  »

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Until season fifteen, Detective Olivia Benson's address was 203 West 89th Street Apartment 4E (or 4D, depending on the episode). 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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ADA David Goreman: So you're an expert on sex crimes - is that correct?
Brian Cassidy: Well, we all have something to learn...
ADA David Goreman: I'm sure. Can you tell us the technical, or 'psycho-sexual' term, if you will - for fondling a stranger?
Brian Cassidy: [thinking] ... Fromage?...
[audience giggles]
ADA David Goreman: I believe it's "frottage".
Brian Cassidy: Right, right - "frottage".
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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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Please fix this show
24 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

All of the other Law & Order shows have had realistic cast changes except this one. It is the same old same old. Benson and Stabler go running around and grab the wrong person. Benson always looks like she smells rotten fish and Stabler roughs up the suspect. They catch the wrong person within the first 15 minutes and then the real person strikes again. Benson stands slack jawed with her tongue poking out of her mouth and Stabler looks insulted that he arrested the wrong person.

They are never held accountable for their mistakes and cop and attitude that they were wrong. The writing got so predictable a few years back.

Maybe I am just sick of seeing that face of Benson and Stabler all the time. It is funny... in the first season one of the characters makes a comment that because the job in SVU is so stressful that they have to rotate out after 2 years to keep their sanity. It stuck with me because I thought they were setting things up for frequent cast changes... BOY WAS I WRONG. I stories were interesting but not in the last couple of years. I miss the show when it was good.


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