Dear Forensic Scientists,
With this number, you hold in your hands now, we have published the final issue of the Bulletin of Legal Medicine for 2017. We are happy to keep our promise about our punctuality and also our promise on publishing minimum twelve articles with this issue as well. We would like to express our gratitude to all scientists working in the field of forensic sciences who contributed our journal to become a focal point where our journal is scanned by Tübitak Ulakbim TR Index and international DOAJ databases (Directory of Open Access Journals).
In this edition of our journal, we are glad to share with you fascinating and up to date subjects of forensic sciences including Evaluation of Handwritings of Identical Twins by Forensic Handwriting Principles, Turkish Adaptation of Cyberbullying Scale, The Perspective of the Court of Cassation and the Problems Concerning the Expert System in the Light of the Relevant Judgements and also Semantic Analyses in Forensic Text Types.
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
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