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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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Mariska Hargitay keeps a photo of her mother Jayne Mansfield on her desk on the set. See more »

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The time-lines of trials seem to be rushed and take place within days of the crime. Most of the cases on this series are rapes and homicides, with a kidnappings thrown in. These cases, if not plea bargained, are seldom heard in less than a year after the event. See more »

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Capt. Donald Cragen: What would it take to get a blanket DNA on an entire facility?
ADA Alexandra Cabot: A constitutional amendment.
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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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So far from reality it's insulting
3 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

This show used to be OK, but over the last couple of years it has lost the plot. It demonizes all men. It portrays men as abusers, and women as victims. This is not the real world. Instead of a balance in drama that reflects our world, it's nothing more than ratings hype. My family are about to stop watching this show.

The departure of Elliot Stabler was a blessing. This man played a man hater. He was violent and should have been removed from the police force a long time ago. The new guy seems, so far, to have a more balanced approach to police work. Hope he stays that way!

It's disappointing that Dick Wolf and his associates have pushed the show down this draconian path. We have enough problems in society with men being discriminated against, the last thing we need is this sort of irresponsible TV reinforcing the false paradigms of our brainwashed society.

From an entertainment perspective, it just isn't. There are many more TV shows out there that have a better entertainment content. I gave this show a 2 because the new guy adds more character to the show than Stabler did.


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