Based on the analysis carried out on the limitations of forensic science in the justice system, it is discerned that the Justice for All Act of 2004 is a worthwhile activity that seeks to exonerate the innocent. The process of determining the validity and reliability of evidence presented in criminal justice must not contribute to wrongful convictions. According to the U.S Government, “the Justice for All Act of 2004 seeks to protect victim’s rights, eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA samples collected from crime scenes and convicted offenders, and improve and expand the DNA testing capacity of federal, state, and local crime laboratories.”
Even though several limitations such as the inability to create a separate cause of action that enables victims to sue the federal government encompass the act, it remains a worthwhile act given the fact that it injects additional provisions to promote compliance. Section 300A of the act addresses the preservation of evidence and making post-conviction DNA testing available to state inmates. This raises the credibility and creates trust in victims who view the procedure as open and not under the influence of external forces. In addition to the above, it seeks to address the problem of forensic misconduct in the criminal justice system by creating sanctions on DOJ (Department of Justice) employees who fail to meet obligations to victims. In summary, it is seen that the action forms a firm foundation through which inadequacies and shortcomings of forensic science may be addressed. It forms the path through which victims of mistaken identity may be exonerated and as such enhances the credibility of the criminal justice system.