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  • Editorial

    • Authors: Halis Dokgöz
      Abstract: Dear Forensic Scientists, We are here with the new issue of The Bulletin of Legal Medicine in 2017. We would like to thank you for your extensive interest and contributions to our journal. We are happy to announce that our application to DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) has been accepted and from now on, the Bulletin of Legal Medicine is indexed by DOAJ. We thank our valuable authors and reviewers for their contributions as the Editorial Board of the Bulletin of Legal Medicine. We are sharing different studies in the forensic science area in the new issue of our journal. The Bulletin of Legal Medicine is an internationally qualified journal where it is punctually published and is scanned by Tübitak Ulakbim TR Index and international DOAJ databases. While sending your studies to our journal which is a scientific platform of the forensic sciences, we would like to ask you to upload your articles to the system in accordance with the journal writing rules and to add the
      DOI numbers of the references as well at the references section when applicable. We wish to raise the eligibility of our journal higher by being aware of the fact that being scientific is the only way to build up a future for forensic sciences, and we wish to continue to be a common platform sharing the latest studies in Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science areas... Prof. Dr. Halis Dokgöz
      Editor
      PubDate: 2017-08-04
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Use of Frontal Sinus Morphometric Analysis by Computerized Tomography in
           Sex Determination

    • Authors: Oğuzhan Ekizoğlu, Elif Hocaoğlu, Ercan İnci
      Pages: 91 - 96
      Abstract: Objective:  The aim of the this study is to evaluate usefulness of results of measurements via computerized tomography of frontal sinus dimensions in sex determination. Materials and methods: In Bakirkoy Training and Research Hospital subjects who had performed maxillofacial computed tomography were included. Transvers diameters (width) were measured from axial images, anterior-posterior (depth) and cephalo-caudal diameters (height) were measured from sagittal reformatted images. Measurements were performed for both left and right frontal sinuses. The size of frontal sinuses on both sides were obtained using these parameters. These values were evaluated with independent t test .The variables were evaluated discrimination function analysis Results: For study 400 subjects were evaluated (200 male and 200 female). 400 case (female/male: 200/200, mean age: 30.12 ± 10.2)   All values for left and right transvers, cephalo-caudal and antero-posterior measurements showed significant difference between sex. Male sex had significant increased valued then female sex.  (p<0.001)  In single discrimination analysis the lowest accuracy rate was 55.5% for LH in the male, and 59.5% for RT in female. Highest accuracy rates were observed are LAP (77.5%) and RAP (77%) in female and LAP (69%) in male. when only the RAP and LAP values were added the accuracy rate was detected as 77.5% in female and 70.5% in male. If all measured values included in the stepwise discrimination analysis the accuracy rate was detected as 80.5%% in female and 71.5% in male. Conclusion: The frontal a sinus morphometric studies, particularly in multicultural societies, can provide important data for research. The data will be useful for forensic specialists and anthropologists, as well as craniofacial surgeons and dentists who perform endoscopic and surgical procedures in related anatomical structures. Keywords: Frontal sinus, sex determination, computerized tomography
      PubDate: 2017-08-04
      DOI: 10.17986/blm.2017227229
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • New Product in Turkey Market: Cold Beverages with Hemp Extract

    • Authors: Melike Aydoğdu, Rukiye Döğer, Serap Annette Akgür
      Pages: 97 - 100
      Abstract: Objective:  Turkey is important tea markets in the world and ice tea is one of the most popular products in the recent years. In this study, we aimed to evaluated ingredients of the substances written on the can of "Cannabis Ice Tea"; which is presented as psychoactive substance cannabis positive. Materials and Methods:  The drink was analyzed by immunoassay and chromatographic methods whether it contains prohibited substance under the relevant legal regulations. In the immunoassay studies; cannabis, cocaine, amphetamines, synthetic cannabinoids, opiates and benzodiazepine groups were analyzed. Cannabis, amphetamines and derivatives, analgesics/nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), antidepressants, antihypertensives, hypnotics/sedatives, neuroleptics, opiates/opioids and caffeine were analyzed by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. Results: “Cannabis Ice Tea” was analyzed by immunoassay and parameter results were determined to be negative according to cut off values. The obtained analysis results by chromatographic method; cannabis, amphetamines and derivatives, analgesics/NSAIDs, antidepressants, antihypertensives, hypnotics/sedatives, neuroleptics, opiates/opioids were negative, while caffeine was positive (62 µg/mL). Discussion and Conclusion: Cannabis Ice Tea, which has a big market in the world and is canceled in our country, sales policy for product named as followed by exaggerated taste and sense descriptions. According to the analytical results; caffeine-containing beverage was not containing any cannabis or another prohibited psychoactive substance, can create a potential incentive effect that suggests the use of cannabis in the subconscious mind with a hemp similar logo on ice. In general hemp plant, known to contain psychoactive substances, is required to increased awareness of the use of visuals in sales and necessary legal arrangements, studies and inspections.
      PubDate: 2017-08-04
      DOI: 10.17986/blm.2017227937
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Aerial Shells with the Aspect of Wounding Potential

    • Authors: Murat Durdu, Nergis Cantürk
      Pages: 101 - 108
      Abstract: Objective: Aerial shells -a sample of pyrotechnics- are produced for recreational purposes. Because of materials used in construction and design, they consist some potential risks. Besides, there is a risk of utilization of shells as a simple weapon system and utilization of energetic ingredients in home-made bombs. Occasionally some news have been seen about woundings and deaths related to aerial shells. With this perspective, our study aimed to research wounding potential of shells.     Materials and methods: Four experiments were held including; physical examination of locally produced batteries, observation of battery functioning, expelling and detonation of shells, speed and blast pressure measurement utilizing a fastcam and pressure sensors. In physical examinations it is identified that, batteries are constructed in form of a cylindirical-cardboard-made barrels packed together, fired with short time intervals with a time fuse attached to barrels. Shells are configured with some powder/solid form of pyrotechnic mixtures added with little amount of earth and grains. Results: Upon expelling of shells, intensive white-color smoke observed and 40,2 cm lenght (SD=7,21) flame eruption measured. In 0.5 m distance from barrels, 28 g-weight-shells (SD: 3,8) speed calculated as 52,61 m/s (SD: 6,92). Approximately 144,42 cm (SD: 36,61) diameter flame ball and fragmentations were identified, 89,09 kPa (SD: 16,62) detonation pressure value calculated. Conclusion: Considering all findings, due to the pyrotechnic mixtures in their desings, their speed, flame eruption from barrels, fireball formation and fragmentation effects, it is evaluated that aerial shells have potential wounding risk.
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      DOI: 10.17986/blm.2017227936
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Attachment, Emotion Recognition and Impulsivity: As A Risk of Child Sexual
           Abuse

    • Authors: Esra Demirci, Didem Behice Öztop, Sevgi Özmen, Çağlar Özdemir
      Pages: 109 - 114
      Abstract: Introduction: It has been reported that certain children are more at risk of sexual abuse: these risks factors are defined as individual, familial, social and institutional factors. Although; data from clinical risks in the literature is limited. In this study, we aimed to determine the clinical risk factors of sexual abuse. Methods: 22 female and 12 male, sexual abused children and 34 healthy volunteer children were involved in this study. Patients and volunteers were assessed with the Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI), Reading Mind from Eyes Test (RMET) and the UPPS impulsive behavior scale. Results: There were no significant differences in maternal attachment scores in either group but the paternal attachment scores were statistically significantly lower in the study group. The RMET scores were statistically significantly lower in the study group than in the control group. The UPPS impulsive behavior scale unpersistence subscores were statistically significantly higher in the study group than in the control group. Conclusion: Sexual abuse is known as the most difficult type of trauma to treat and preventing the risk of identification is of the most importance. Further studies with a large sample are needed to determine the clinical risk factors of sexual abuse.
      PubDate: 2017-06-13
      DOI: 10.17986/blm.2017228069
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Adolescent Pregnancy and Its Problems

    • Authors: Savaş Karakuş, Şerife Özlem Genç, Ünsal Güldemir, Buğra Okşaşoğlu, Celal Bütün, Ali Yıldırım
      Pages: 115 - 118
      Abstract: Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the adverse outcomes and pregnancy problems of adolescent pregnancy.Material and Method: Results of 171 adolescent pregnant between 10-19 age, who had given birth in our hospital between 2009 and 2016 were retrospective evaluated. The patients were seperated into adolescent early period (10-15 ages) and adolescent late period (>15-19 age). Babies,with birth weigt under 2500 gr were evaluated as low-birth-weight baby. The rates of gestational weeks, pregnancy history, preterm birth, Intrauterine mort fetüs (IUMF), preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), preeclampsia and mode of delivery of groups were determined.Results: The age average of adolescent early period were determined as 14,6 ± 0,5, and the age average of adolescent late period were determined as 17,7 ± 0,5. In 3 cases (37.5 %) of adoscent early period and in 66 cases (40.5%) of adoscent late period were preterm birth  and in adoscent early period were IUMF, PROM and preeclampsia without determination. Preeclampsia were determined in 5 cases (2.9%) IUMF, in 6 cases (3.7%) PPROM and in 4 cases (2.5%) in adolescent late period were. There was no significant difference in pregnancy weeks, obstetrical history, birth-weight and preterm delivery between two groups at birth.Conclusion: Because of Births, which come true during the adolescent period, create a serious problem by formation of healthy generations; it is a problem which have to be tackle carefully. Studies, which will done with large groups of adolescent pregnancy will give more informations on this topic.
      PubDate: 2017-08-04
      DOI: 10.17986/blm.2017227275
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • The Regulation of Health Requirements for Police and Current Problems

    • Authors: Ramazan Akçan, Mahmut Şerif Yıldırım, Aykut Lale, Abdurrahman İsak, Mehmet Cavlak, Aysun Balseven Odabaşı, Ali Rıza Tümer
      Pages: 119 - 123
      Abstract: Introduction: Forensic medicine specialists might prepare reports about health conditions of candidates for Police Organization or assessment of organization's staff based on The Regulation of Health Requirements for Police. The last update of regulation was performed in 2012; however, it is noteworthy that there still are definitions and articles contradicting current medical knowledge and make medical evaluation more challenging. Objective: In this study, we aimed to determine controversial articles based on evaluation of cases referred to our department and to discuss the issue in the context of related literature. Materials and Methods: Fifty-six patients who were admitted to Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine between 01.03.2015 and 30.11.2015 for evaluation in respect of the Regulation of Health Requirements for Police were evaluated retrospectively and findings were discussed. Results: It was found that 47 of the 56 cases (83.9%) were male and 9 (16.1%) were female. Age of cases ranged between 18 and 33 years, with a mean age of 24.7 (SD=3.09) years. The controversial topics were mostly related to articles regarding visual acuity (refraction disorders)  and eye diseases (n=10, 17.9%) and Hepatitis B infections (n​​=5, 8.9%). Discussion and Conclusion: It is considered that above mentioned controversial issues might form a basis for updating the related regulation. In addition, it is important to revise the regulation periodically in order to maintain it up to date and avoid victimization.
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      DOI: 10.17986/blm.2017227935
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Reliability in the Diagnosis of Personality Disorders and Criminal
           Responsibility

    • Authors: Derya Deniz
      Pages: 124 - 129
      Abstract: The most striking aspect of the state power is the "right to punish" and the concept of "punishment" in that notion. The level of punishment is determined by the degree of intent and fault, and the level of the crime committed. The point that psychiatry assisting criminal law is whether or not the “mens rea” has taken place. The concept of "Criminal Responsibility" is clear and obvious for a mental health professional. A diagnosis about an acute or chronic mental illness can be proven in the legal sense. But the question here is not the diagnostic origin. It is to detect the functional reduction in legal or criminal responsibility. Judging from the practice of forensic psychiatry personality disorders - unlike some major mental illnesses - are generally not seen as a phenomenon that dispose criminal responsibility. Of course, criminal behavior is not merely due to personality disorders. Research findings indicate that personality disorders are caused by the interaction of environmental conditions and poorly life experiences as well as genetic vulnerability. Are these genetic factors or other factors reducing the criminal responsibility of a person' What should be discussed here is the functionality of the criteria used in the moral/mental assessment process for criminal responsibility of suspects with personality disorder. From the judicial process point of view, the most important instrument that a psychiatrist has in diagnosis is classification. Although some of them are defined by DSM IV, it is known that none of the personality disorders criteria could be fully settled today. The DSM system does not provide information on dysfunctions caused by partial diseases, so the related diagnoses can not solve judicial problems in legal cases. In such a case, how will it be decided whether the ability to comply with social norms has been reduced by personality disorders'
      PubDate: 2017-08-04
      DOI: 10.17986/blm.2017228029
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Mother-Child Homicides Medea Complex

    • Authors: Güven Seçkin Kırcı, Hatice Sonay Yalçın Cömert, Erdal Özer
      Pages: 130 - 133
      Abstract: The definition of homicide is killing another living being or especially another person willingly. This situation is an unacceptable crime against humanity in almost every society. There is always difficulty and complexity to understand and explain to kill his/her own child with any reason or result. The aim of our study is to discuss the child homicide with their reasons and view the child homicides who are killed by their parents especially with their historical, social and cultural aspects by the medical jurisprudence. When a child is killed by one of his/her parent than it is named “parenteral filicide”. When we look at the factors of filicide; the type of spouse revenge filicide is mostly seen in women and it is so invincible. This situation is called “Medea Complex”. This complex history which comes from mythological ages is discussed with in child abuse composition. In conclusion child abuse occurs by nonaccidental or with preventable reasons. However, various studies improved that most of those cases can be protectable; every child which we cannot protect from abuse will be our shame of humanity in the 21st century.
      PubDate: 2017-08-04
      DOI: 10.17986/blm.2017227927
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Velvet Heart: Systemic Fungal Infection Accompanying With Cardiac
           Involvement and Review Of The Literature

    • Authors: Sema Demirçin, Fatih Dirol, Yaşar Mustafa Karagöz, Aylin Aksoy, Derya Bulgur Kırbaş, Pelin Göral
      Pages: 134 - 139
      Abstract: Injuries and intoxications are frequent cause of deaths in illicit drug users. Drug abuse is also associated with increase in infectious diseases and decreased level of immunity. Especially collective usage of syringes can be remarkably dangerous. It is difficult to diagnose the fungal infections in people whose immune systems are deficient and spreading of the pathogenic microorganisms through the bloodstream can lead to systemic infections which can cause rapid death. In this article, a case of a 45-year-old man is being presented who died due to illicit drug intoxication. Apparent cardiac involvement with systemic fungal infection has been determined at the autopsy. The case has been evaluated with the literature. The skin and cardiac findings of the case are both rare and educational. Besides, this report aims to draw attention to systemic infectious diseases that can be found at autopsies of persons who had used illicit drugs and it is intended to review the measures for the protection of the autopsy personnel.
      PubDate: 2017-08-04
      DOI: 10.17986/blm.2017227926
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Medical Malpractice in Mass Circumcision Activity: Two Cases

    • Authors: Yasin Etli, Mahmut Aşırdizer, Yavuz Hekimoglu
      Pages: 140 - 145
      Abstract: It is estimated that one sixth of worldwide male population have been circumcised due to religious, cultural or medical causes. It is reported that the complication rate of circumcision ranges are between 0.2% and 5%. In this study, clinical picture which developed in two cases following circumcisions during the same mass circumcision activity which was applied in the same hospital, at the same time and by the same doctor, was evaluated. At the same time, medico-legal process was debated for these cases after comparison with literature knowledge. In conclusion, we suggested that mass circumcision activities should be avoided as much as possible. Even if, in cases where mass circumcision is inevitable due to socio-economic circumstances like seen in our country, the procedures for illuminating families should not be ignored, circumcision activities should be applied by competent and adequate number of medical professionals, in conditions suitable for asepsis-antisepsis guidelines, in accordance with scientific principles and applicable legislation. Thus, complication rate will reduce and claims of medical malpractice will be prevented.
      PubDate: 2017-08-04
      DOI: 10.17986/blm.2017227931
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Death Scene Reconstruction Through Bloodstain Pattern Analysis on a
           Complex Suicide Case

    • Authors: Murat Nihat Arslan, Mehmet Özbay, Bülent Şam
      Pages: 146 - 150
      Abstract: Using two different methods for suicide, which are usually dangerous-enough for death singly shows the consistency of the desire of death. A 40-year-old man hung himself by shooting through the heart with a converted blank-cartridge gun. Autopsy findings, crime scene investigation findings, bloodstains on the body and the scene made us think that the manner of the death was the suicide. Determining the manner of the death on complex suicide cases should be done before the autopsy with the contribution of crime scene findings. Handling the crime scene findings with a multidisciplinary aspect, considering every object or evidence on the crime scene as a useful tool to solve the case, may facilitate to determine the manner of death. Similarly, when approaching to the deceased at the autopsy room, examination and documentation of bloodstains on the clothes or on the body may provide useful information on determining the manner of the death.
      PubDate: 2017-08-04
      DOI: 10.17986/blm.2017227925
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Bipolar Disorder due to Subdural Hematoma Case Report

    • Authors: Serbülent Kılıç, Fatih Sezer, Gürol Cantürk
      Pages: 151 - 153
      Abstract: A court in Ankara asked for a report from our department of forensic medicine about an injury case due to a traffic accident. The report should include the disability rate and the duration of no functionality. The history and physical examination of the case revealed the diagnosis of bipolar disorder due to subdural hematoma in right parietotemporal region of head. Bipolar disorder is a relapsing disease with manic and depressive periods that exists in group of mood disorders. The etiology of Bipolar disorder is still unknown, though genetics, structural or biochemical abnormalities of the brain, endocrinal disorders, neurotransmitters, and trauma are among the probable causes of the disease. A case of bipolar disorder subsequent to a subdural hematoma in right parietotemporal region due to traffic accident is rarely met. Head traumas can cause psychopathologic disorders. Our aim to present the current case was to suggest that psychopathological disorders can rarely occur, and that forensic medicine specialists should keep this probability in mind.
      PubDate: 2017-08-04
      DOI: 10.17986/blm.2017227924
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
 
 
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