Alexandra "Alex" Cabot is the major character of the crime show Law and Order SVU. She was a member of the main cast during the second, third, and fourth season. Alex is described to have a very high conviction rate, an infamous 'ice queen' demeanor, and a strong, determined sense of legal ethics. At the first glance, she is hired to work with SVU as their permanent ADA supervising the legality of its arrests. While Cabot sympathizes with the sexual assault victims she deals with, her strict code of legal ethics often leads her to make severe decisions and judgments that go against her personal feelings. As a result, her moral strictness has garnered her respect within the SVU squad. On crucial moments, however, she does occasionally bend the rules to suit her own notions of justice.