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The evaluation of the forensic reports referred to the council of forensic medicine, Yalova region, Turkey, 2014-2016

Zeynep Yener

   

Abstract
The aim of this study was to determine the demographic and referral-related characteristics and the conclusions of the legal reports which were referred to the Council of Forensic Medicine, Yalova. Legal reports of cases who were referred to the Council of Forensic Medicine in Yalova from 01.01.2014 to 31.12.2016 were reviewed. A retrospective evaluation regarding the application year, age and gender of the applicant, the referring department, the inquiry in terms with the Turkish Penal Code, whether the case was examined in person and the conclusion of the report, was performed. 398 cases (39.9%) in 2014, 454 cases (40.9%) in 2015 and 257 cases (23.2%) in 2016 were referred to the Council of Forensic Medicine in Yalova. These cases included 889 (80.2%) men and 220 (19.8%) women. For most of the cases (34%), the age range was 11-20 years. The most common referral reasons were injuries due to battery (31%) and evaluation of cases with regards to the criminal liability and the juridical capacity. Most of the reports were requested by the Office of Public Prosecutions. Physical examination was performed in 726 cases (65.5%) while 383 (34.5%) reports were written solely depending on the evaluation of documents. Male gender, young age, legal report requests for malicious wounding and needlestick and sharp object injuries were the most common characteristics of the legal reports conducted in our district in the 3 year period. Regional profile and database administration could be useful in decreasing or preventing the legal incidents as well as the better planning and performance of the Forensic Medicine Services.

Key words: nsic Medicine, legal reports, legal cases

Med-Science. 2018; 7(2): 283-9

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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