Once of the main causes of false convictions is unreliable or faulty forensic science. Unfortunately, many times the so-called experts who testify on behalf of the prosecution are viewed as real scientists by judges and jurors who themselves often have no formal education in the hard sciences. Thus they are unable to detect the pseudo-science being spewed in the courtroom and end up believing the fairy-tales of the prosecution.
Take a look at the following video and you will see the dangers of bad forensics:
(Video credit to The Innocence Project)
Forensic science reform is an issue that effects us all because the next victim of a false conviction can be anyone, including you or I.