The increase in the number of television crime shows that focus on scientific evidence in criminal justice systems has generated intense debate on the need to examine the problems and shortfalls of scientific evidence. After reading all the aspects of the innocence project, several issues seem to come out. However, the most interesting aspect of the project is the unreliable and improper forensic science. The extent of damage done by an unreliable and improper forensic science, especially when used to solve the crime and prove guilt may be too big to comprehend. The fact that invalidated and improper forensic science is the second largest contributor to wrongful convictions is enough to generate concern on the accuracy and validity of forensic evidence in the criminal justice system.
The interest on this issue also revolves around the understanding that the application of such scientifically unacceptable standards in the criminal justice system raises important questions on the integrity of the justice system. This is more so when analyzed from the perspective that these scientific methods in the criminal justice system have been implemented without quality assurance and quality control. It is therefore seen that the accuracy and validity of forensic science cannot be ascertained. This aspect of the innocence project raises fundamental issues surrounding both DNA testing and forensic testimony. By examining various aspects of forensic evidence such as the absence of scientific methods, improper forensic testimony, and forensic misconduct, this aspect of the innocence project illustrates damning reports of innocent victims of improper and unreliable forensic science.