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Cui bono

“Cui bono” is a Latin phrase that means “To whose benefit?” or “Who benefits?” It is often used in the context of investigating a crime or a suspicious event to determine who stands to gain from it. The phrase “cui bono” is used by investigators and analysts to identify potential motives and beneficiaries that can help in understanding the underlying reasons or incentives behind an action or event.

This principle is commonly associated with motive analysis in criminal investigations and legal proceedings. The idea is that by understanding who benefits from a situation, one can uncover potential suspects or motives.

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