The case of the missing computer chip



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CSI Make Up Activity

THE CASE OF THE MISSING COMPUTER CHIP

(IT'S PLUM CRAZY TO STEAL FROM US)



  • Read the introduction and look the crime scene map

INTRODUCTION

This activity is based on real crime that occurred at Apple Computer Company in the early 90’s

It's the morning of July 5 in the northern California city of Cupertino. You are working the burglary watch, day shift. As commander of the electronic theft division you have a team of experts, skilled in the collection of all types of evidence relating to theft of computers and electronic stuff. At 9:50 a.m. you get a call that someone has attempted to steal an advanced chip from the Plum Computer Company. You and your team respond immediately to the call. When you arrive, you find that the plant is sealed off and all the uniformed employees in the plant have been confined to a single room, the lounge. Within the hour, the missing chip is found in an envelope in a pile of mail. The envelope was addressed to Gordon Lidy, the security chief of a rival computer firm. A CD was also found in the envelope.

Steve Randak, the president, arrived at 8:50 this a.m. to find the tone-operated security door to his private lab open and the prototype of his new computer chip missing. He immediately pushed the panic button that alerts security to close the gates. The guard at the gate reported that no person had left the plant since 8:00 a.m. today.


  • What is the problem? ________________________________

  • Read the Research section

  • Answer questions in the research section

  • Who is the victim? ___________________________________ (hint: who called the police?)

  • What was stolen? ____________________________________

  • When was it stolen? Between ______AM and _____AM

(Hint: No one arrived before 7:00 and the chip was discovered at 8:50AM)

  • Where did the crime happen? ______________________ (Hint: Think about how the crime was discovered)

Data Chart

Suspect

Motive

yes/no



Opportunity:

Was the suspect in or near the lab between 7:00AM and 8:50AM? (Use your map of the crime scene and clues to help you)



Evidence :

Fingerprints, white crystals, CD, or the code to lock, blue fibers

Can the suspect be connected with any of the evidence?


Analysis:

Guilty /Innocent

Explain your answer


Steve Randak :The President of the Plum Computer Company





Time they arrived at work ___________

Time when they were near or in the lab

________________








Coffee Cart Doug





Time they arrived at work ___________

Time when they were near or in the lab

_______________








Ginny Fletcher: The Lab Assistant at Plum Computer Company





Time they arrived at work _______

Time when they were near or in the lab

_______________








Jim Hacker : The Security Guard at Plum Computer Company





Time they arrived at work __________

Time when they were near or in the lab

_____________








Cowboy Paul : The Delivery Truck Driver





Time they arrived at work _________

Time when they were near or in the lab

______________









Research: In order to arrest a suspect you must have three things: motive, opportunity, and evidence.

A suspect can not be guilty unless you can prove they had a motive or a reason to commit the crime.

The suspect must have had the opportunity to commit the crime. This means that they were in the place where the crime was committed during the time crime was committed.

Evidence is something a criminal leaves behind like fingerprints and fibers. You must be able to connect all of the evidence to the suspect.

CLUES BEFORE THE HYPOTHESIS

Read each clue and write down any information you learned from the clues on your data chart
Clue #1

Doug, the man who operates the coffee cart in the parking lot (see map) reports that he has not seen any strangers today. In fact, this is what he reports: "I saw the security guard arrive at 7:00 for the shift change, same time as Cowboy Paul's delivery truck. The security guards came out playing with those night sticks and the Cowboy was listening to that 'Hillbilly' music on his CD player, when they came out for a cup of coffee."

When did the coffee guy arrive? _______________

(Hint the story starts at 7:00 AM)

[Write down this clue in the opportunity section of your data chart]

When did the security guard arrive? ______________

[Write down this clue in the opportunity section of your data chart]

When did Cowboy Paul arrive? __________________

[Write down this clue in the opportunity section of your data chart]

Who was listening to the CD player? ___________________________

[Write down this clue in the evidence section of your data chart]

Which two people were drinking coffees? _____________ and __________

[Write down this clue’s information in the evidence section of your data chart]
Clue #2

According to Coffee Cart Doug, the lab assistant, Ginny, "arrived at 7:15. I turned the lights on in the office for about 5 minutes, just like always. And then about 7:50, the lights came on and I could see Ginny working in the lab."


When did Ginny arrive? _______________________

[Write down this clue in the opportunity section of your data chart]

When did Ginny go into the lab? _____________________________

[Write down this clue’s information in the opportunity section of your data chart]


Clue #3

EVIDENCE: The CD that was found with chip had a tonal code that opens the lab door.

(Hint: A tonal lock uses musical notes to open up the lock)

What was found on the CD? ___________________________________

[Write down this clue in the evidence section of your data chart]

Who had a CD player? _________________________________________

[Write down this clue’s information in the evidence section of your data chart]

Clue #4

Coffee Cart Doug reports: "Then at 8:00 the loading crew arrived and started unloading Cowboy Paul's delivery truck."

When did the crew come to unload the truck? ___________________

Was Cowboy Paul near the lab when the crew was unloading his truck? _________________________

[Write down this clue’s information in the opportunity section of your data chart]

Clue #5

Coffee Cart Doug reports: "Nobody else came or left till Randak arrived at 8:50 which was actually early for him. Couple minutes later the police arrived."


When did Randak arrive? _______________________________

Was this his normal time? _______________________________

[Write down this clue’s information in the opportunity section of your data chart]

Clue #6

EVIDENCE: A small blue thread and white crystals were found on the chip. They are being sent to the lab for testing.


What was found on the computer chip? _________________________ and ____________________

[This clue’s information is already written in the evidence section of your data chart]


Clue #7

EVIDENCE: Misc. Evidence: The door to the private lab is secured by a tone lock. Known access is limited to president and his assistant.


Which two people know the code used to unlock the lab?

___________________ and ___________________________

[Write down this clue’s information in the evidence section of your data chart]
Clue #8

EVIDENCE: A smudged fingerprint was found in the lab.

What was found inside of the lab? _____________________________

[This clue’s information is already written in the evidence section of your data chart]



  • Choose a suspect and write down your hypothesis on who you think did it and why you think they did it. (make sure you use facts you discovered in the introduction, research or the 1st eight clues as part of your reason) [Write this down in the hypothesis section]

After reading the first eight clues, who do you think stole the computer chip?

_____________________________________________________________

(Hint: This is your hypothesis)


  • Read the Clues after the hypothesis (9-16) and answer the questions

CLUES AFTER THE HYPOTHESIS

  • Write down any information you learned from the clues on your data chart.

Clue #9

Ginny reports: "I got to work at the usual time and opened the office just before 8:00. Nothing unusual happened."

Did Ginny reveal any new information? ________________

[This clue’s information is already written in the opportunity section of your data chart]



Clue #10

Security Guard Jim's statement: "My shift starts at 7:00; I had a cup of coffee with Cowboy Paul and Buck, the night guy; then I did my rounds and found everything was secure."

Did the security guard reveal any new information? _____________

[This clue’s information is already written in the opportunity section of your data chart]



Clue #11

Cowboy Paul's statement: "I arrived about 7:00 a.m., had coffee with the security guards and waited for the loading crew to unload my trailer. I was just about to leave when the alarm went off and I got locked in.”

Was Cowboy Paul near the lab when his truck was being unpacked? _______________

[Write this clue’s information in the opportunity section of your data chart]



Clue #12

MOTIVE: Cowboy Paul: Seems to live beyond his means according to security guard; drives Porsche and wears Rolex watch. He owns three Kentucky thoroughbred race horses. But he still loves Levis. He needs money.

What is Cowboy Paul’s motive? ____________________________________________

Why does Cowboy Paul need money? ________________________________________

How would stealing the chip help him? ________________________________________

[Write this clue’s information in the motive section of your data chart]


Clue #13

MOTIVE: Security Guard Jim: 'Hacker'; wants to be the first on his block to have new stuff.

What is Jim Hacker’s motive? _______________________________________________

How would stealing the chip help him? ________________________________________

[Write this clue’s information in the motive section of your data chart]
Clue #14

MOTIVE: Ginny Fletcher: Actually developed algorithm for this computer chip and has received no financial or professional recognition for her contribution. She feels shortchanged.

What is Ginny Fletcher’s motive? ____________________________________________

How would stealing the chip help her? ________________________________________

[Write this clue’s information in the motive section of your data chart]
Clue #15

EVIDENCE: Fingerprints: In the lab a single partially smudged print was found and since all employees have prints on file, it was easily ascertained it belonged to someone who does not work for the Plum Computer Company.

Which three suspects do not work for Plum Computer Company?

_______________________, ___________________________, and ______________________________

[Write this clue’s information in the evidence section of your data chart]


Clue#16

EVIDENCE: Fiber Evidence: A small thread that was later identified by the police as denim was found by Randak when he microscopically examined the chip to verify it as his missing chip. Also found were small white crystals of sugar.

Who likes to wear Levis a type of denim? _________________________________

(Hint see clue #12)

Which 3 suspects had coffee or could have come in contact with sugar that morning? _____________________________, _____________________________ and _____________________________________

[Write this clue’s information in the evidence section of your data chart]


Analysis:

Look at your data chart which suspect has a motive, opportunity and can be connected all of the evidence: fingerprints, white crystals: sugar, blue fibers: denim, CD, and the code to the lock.

Write guilty next to the guilty suspect and innocent next to the other 4 suspects in the Analysis section on your data chart.

Was your hypothesis correct? Yes or No _______________________________

(Hint: Your hypothesis is who you thought was guilty before you read all of the clues. Did you choose the correct suspect before reading all of the clues?)

Conclusion:

Who is the guilty suspect? _________________________________________________

Why do you think this suspect is guilty? (Hint: List the motive, opportunity and all evidence that proves your suspect is guilty) _____________________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

Results:

What did you learn about using the scientific method in a real life scenario? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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