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Elder homicide in Eskisehir

Kenan Karbeyaz, Emrah Emiral, Gulsum Ozturk Emiral


Elderly deaths due to homicide are not so common, but they are also increasingly exposed to acts of violence due to the increase of the elderly population all over the world. The elderly are more vulnerable to acts of violence. In this study, it was aimed to collect data retrospectively on the elderly murders committed in the last 20 years in Eskisehir. In the study, case files belonging to judicial qualifications were examined individually in the 20 years period between 1997 and 2016 in Eskişehir. Those who were over 65 years of age were included in the study. The data were recorded in the form of a review prepared in accordance with the purpose. Socio-demographic characteristics of the elderly and crime scene, murder method-tool, autopsy findings, and autopsy findings about investigation were included in the examination form. 10 (76.9%) of the cases were male. It was determined in the elderly that the most frequent use as a means of murder (n = 7, 53.8%) were firearms, there was a closeness of the victim to the killer in all known cases, the most common crime scenes were victim`s homes and chronic physical abuse in three cases. It has been learned from the investigation file that all victims of homicide have been subjected to long-term physical abuse of the victims of the murder. It is thought that the fight against elder physical abuse is important in the prevention of elderly murders.

Key words: Elderly, homicide, physical abuse, autopsy, Forensic medicine

Med-Science. 2018; 7(2): 299-302

Medicine Science Vol:7 Issue:2 Year:2018 PP:247-468
Posted in Vol: 7 Issue: 2 Year: 2018 June pp: 247-468

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