Forensic Medicine in Türkiye from Prof. Dr. Oğuz POLAT's blog

Prof. Dr. Oğuz POLAT

Today Forensic Medicine in Türkiye is a branch of medicine. At  the university  there are  departments of  forensic medicine  in medical  faculties. Also  School of Law has forensic  medicine course in their curricula. Psychology departments are also  taking  lectures on forensic medicine. All medical faculties have departments of forensic medicine. 

Forensic Sciences are also improving day by day. Laboratories and multidisciplinary studies  with genetics, biochemistry and  toxicology  are giving services for forensic  problems. DNA laboratories  and toxicological laboratories  with ballistics and  voice & camera identification laboratories   are giving  forensic sciences services as well  addressed in  universities, police  and  military’s  criminal laboratories. 

At present, there are three organizations in Turkey which are involved  in the forensic medicine & science  field.

(1) The Universities of Medical   Sciences the number of which reached  to 55, (2) The Council of Forensic Medicine, and its branch offices in cities and (3) The criminal laboratories  of police and military services

Recently, forensic medicine is being practiced widely by the   medical doctors, and all the criminal cases are being investigated   in terms of forensic sciences. Medical faculties have forensic medicine   departments. Also, all cities have their own forensic medicine   experts.

Clinical forensic medicine is also performed for all violence  cases of child abuse and domestic violence. Especially multidisciplinary  teams are working with the coordination of forensic experts  at the university hospitals.

Today there are approximately 500 forensic medicine experts. Forty of them are academically involved, and books, and journals  are published. 

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