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On The Trail Part 3: Checking for Previous Convictions


Now that you have some names which match the descriptions, you can check for further details about the men, to see if you can identify the criminal.

Look at the entries of the criminals who have been found on the database, and see whether there is any information there which makes it much more likely that they are in fact the person concerned, including the type of crime.


Now ask whether you should write an official report on the case and how you solved it.