It solves real problems by discourse between individuals with a wide range of complementary skills who explore boundaries and generate innovative ideas. The group dynamic is impersonal, objective, critical, non-competitive and mutual. The group may hone their creative interaction by recording proceedings and playing parts back to reinforce contexts leading to lightbulb insights.
In the political crime fiction novel Presumed Dead, crime reconstruction is performed by a think tank. https://wp.me/P1z4yo-n
Euler discovered that if you make more entrances than exits, you will be stuck there! In the crime fiction novel Presumed Dead, the crime reconstruction is solved using this insight. How smart is that? https://wp.me/P1z4yo-n
Many crime fiction stories are solved by luck, by coincidence, by interrogation and by confession. These are not often available in investigation of real crimes and the CI has to rely on search for evidence and analysis. This can be haphazard or systematic and efficient. In the political crime fiction novel Presumed Dead, the CI follows an Euler Walk to reconstruct the crime efficiently. The method could be widely used, even by other crime fiction writers.
A crime can be analysed by developing a theory as a chain of causative hypotheses, the strength of each link depending upon the rigour of the testing. The strength of the chain is no more than its weakest link. Links are not necessarily strengthened by evidence, which may direct, indirect or circumstantial. Hypotheses can explain evidence but must be able to be falsified and able to make predictions of something yet unobserved.
In the crime fiction novel Presumed Dead, the crime is systematically reconstructed: