There is nothing in this game that really has anything to do with problem solving skills. In crime scene after crime scene you are simply pointing out memorized objects in a room or area or putting them in order or putting a scene back together on a timer.
It's entertaining and the "solving" of the crimes can be entertaining but you are not the one really solving them. You just get points for each scene. The more points you get and the faster you get them the faster you "solve" the crime.
As you go further up in level there are more "lab" tests which take more "hours" to get back unless, of course, you pay real cash to get them faster. So, even though you can get "energy" by having a lot of "friends" on your team, the makers of the game and face book games are still looking for a way to get real money from you. Or you will be waiting 24 hours for your "Autopsy" (and one "crime" had a person and THREE DOGS autopsied, no kidding) then they will have you "find" something else needing "tested" (which can test as "lipstick in a REAL lab in 5 minutes, you get it back in 12 hours unless you pay $24 face book dollars which cost you around $2 in real terms.
Then, it's gruesome crime scenes so I can't really recommend for younger children or sensitive persons. And your favorite sweet personality WILL end up either being killed or the killer eventually.
Finally, it's NOT educational. In the killing in the Amish area, when one young lady takes poison, they rush the girl to the hospital and put her in an "induced coma" (you would NEVER do this with someone who ingested poison, you keep them AWAKE, I'm a retired nurse) while the POLICE lab takes 12 hours (unless you pay them $24 face book dollars) to "test the poison and see what it is (like a poison victim HAS 12 hours post ingestion???) No, you immediately drop a tube, pump that stomach and see what you have.
So, it's NOT educational. And that is just one of the many glaring errors. But it's entertaining if you accept that it is not even remotely realistic.