In GURPS terms, it’s early Tech Level 8 – The Digital Age, but our setting is more defined by what it lacks in terms of technology. To whit:
- DNA evidence is out.
- Likewise the internet. Personal computers are rare, and government networks, mainframes, and databases are unreliable and jealously guarded.
- Mobile telephones are large, unreliable, and short on battery life.
- Forensic investigation is nowhere near as sophisticated as it is today.
As a general rule, if it was available in 1987, it’s available in the game, although this may vary from case to case.