This is a test of deduction which will challenge all budding sleuths.
You are Inspector Watkins of CID (Computer Investigations Department) and are presently undertaking an extensive training course. This training is designed to test your courage and endurance. The course also tests your intelligence and ability to use the computer in criminal detection. Since we cannot cover the courage and endurance section in this book, we have included the computer deduction test.
The computer has the ability to generate thousands of different permutations from a set of data. In the blink of an eye it will decide on the criminal and his corroborative details, together with the statements of a witness that will conclusively point out the guilty party. You are allowed to ask for only six sets of details. This is done by entering the number corresponding to the category on the left of the screen. The computer will display them and then display the statements of key witnesses. This could be enough to identify the correct suspect, if you requested the right data!
The number of the suspect that you believe to be the criminal is entered and the accuracy of your judgement is reported back.
This program could well have educational value, but most of all it is designed to be different and fun.