‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Mariska Hargitay Explains Why Crime Shows are ‘Actually Calming’

Mariska Hargitay shared her thoughts on the enduring success of "Law & Order."

In an interview with Fox News Digital, the "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" star credited franchise creator/producer Dick Wolf's "great writing."

"Dick Wolf is truly a visionary," she said Tuesday. "And I think that's a very singular thing to be a true visionary who understands our culture in a very deep way, but also understands it's sort of ironic that a crime show would be actually calming in a way to our nervous system, knowing that somebody is out there taking care of it."

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