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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Institutional Fail (Season 17, Episode 4)
TV-14
TV Episode | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

SVU goes after Social Services after a pattern of falsified reports leads to the death of a young girl, but Benson is receiving a lot of political pressure to let it go and not open up a can of worms.
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Writers
Dick Wolf (created by) | Julie Martin (teleplay by) | Brianna Yellen (teleplay by) (story editor) | Samantha Corbin-Miller (story by)
Composer
Cinematographer
Editor
Leon Ortiz-Gil (as Leoncio Ortiz-Gill)
Production Designer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Oct 7, 2015

Release date
Oct 7, 2015 (United States)

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8.7 / 10 | 637 votes