Recaps of recent episodes of "Law & Order: SVU" are posted on NBC.com, Community.EW.com and HuffingtonPost.com. The show follows NYPD special detectives investigating sexual assault crimes. Writers of the show frequently pull plot lines from popular real-life headlines.
While writers of the show are sometimes accused of exploiting real-life tragedies for ratings, a recent study published in the Journal of Health Communication shows that "Law & Order: SVU" better educates its viewers on rape and consent than do its counterparts "NCIS" and "CSI." Viewers of "Law & Order: SVU" are more inclined to ask for consent, refuse unwanted attention and avoid victim-blaming.