This is because inorganic evidence is mostly based upon running the data through an a central database like the FBIs CODIS to see if there is a match (Schoester, 2006, 31-42)

The Strengths/Weaknesses of Inorganic Evidence

A major strength of this type of evidence is it involves the physical collection of crime scene evidence. Evidences such as broken furniture or windows or are picked that is able to be positively identified in court. Inorganic evidence is also effective in solving a criminal case than organic evidence. This is due to the fact that inorganic evidence is based upon an individuals judgment to make it possible to eliminate possibilities give a crime investigator a chance to be more in touch with the crime scene. Such judgment is vital when dealing with a crime scene in the initial stages of an investigation where possibilities need to be narrowed down (Brown & Davenport, 2011, 13).

The weakness of inorganic evidence in the prosecution of crime is that perpetrators usually try to hide their identity by covering their tracks and thereby eliminating any possible discovery of evidence by police.

Where the criminal acts are well organized, it is hard to find any traces of evidence. Thus, the judgment of an investigator might be incorrect, leading to wrongful arrests . It is difficult to defend a case without concrete facts. There is high likelihood of evidence being tampered with either during or before an investigation, making it flaw (ibid.).


The investigation of a crime is a task that requires good training and judgment and also experience and dedication. Inorganic and organ evidence usually narrows down the scope of the crime investigation. Inorganic evidence is critical in the elimination of causes while organic forensic evidence gives results that more scientific. Both are vital in the solving the a crime and are mostly used simultaneously.

Works Cited

Brown, T., & Davenport, J. (2011). Forensic science: Advanced investigations. Belmont, CA: Cengage.

Maithil, B.P. (2008). Chemical, physical and biological microtraces: Unnoticed vital evidentiary clues in crime investigations. The Indian Police Journal, 15(1), 23-31.

Schoester, M.V. (2006). Forensics in law enforcement. New.

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