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Published on November 15th, 2010 | by JulieG


Means, Motive, Opportunity

Detectives look for three things:  Means, Motive and Opportunity.

Motive is the reason for committing the crime. At first, Ruby thinks Griffin’s motive for running the scam is to buy all his new gear. Later, Ruby realized that Griffin didn’t have the means or opportunity to commit the crime. As she says, “Griffin is an idiot when it comes to computers.”

Hailey, on the other hand, “can hack into anyone’s computer,” says Ruby. That’s means — in other words, Hailey has the ability to commit the crime. She knows enough about computers and has all the right skills.

When Ruby sees the petition, she thinks Hailey has opportunity as well.  That means Hailey has Gary’s email address and Mrs. Gooje’s so she could have sent them both scam emails.  In fact, she could have sent the email out to anyone who signed the petition.

Does Hailey have a motive?  Ruby doesn’t think so now.

So who does?

Who has means, motive AND opportunity?  That’s the question, isn’t it?

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