Dear Forensic Scientists,
Last year, 2014, was quite challenging and highly fruitful for The Bulletin of Legal Medicine. With this issue, we have completed our regularly published since 1996 journal's volumes of 2012 and 2013, and 2014 issues even with increasing numbers of papers.
For The Bulletin of Legal Medicine 2014 was a year of restructuring. Firstly, we have started our “Open Journal System” by establishing journal's website. Based on the philosophy of free science we make PDF version of all articles published since 1996 freely available in through our system. We updated and reactivated journal's national and international advisory board. We successively achieved to initiate a more efficient manuscript evaluation system by double blinded review on "Open Journal System". With these improvements our journal is currently being indexed by many national and international databases.
We will continue to publish actual invited literature reviews by highly qualified invited professionals in the field. Dr.C.A.Bemard, who brought countless innovations to Mekteb-i Tıbbiye-i Adliye-i Şahane, is a highly valuable scholar with his dissection and autopsy studies. We are sure that you will benefit from the paper entitled “An Assessment on the Works of Charles Ambroisse Bernard, the founder of Mekteb-i Tıbbiye-i Adliye-i Şahane (Imperial School of Medicine), and his effects on Ottoman” by Hülya Öztürk and Cezmi Karasu. We thank the authors who willingly share this archival work with our readers. In this issue, we are glad to share an invited article entitled “The Role of Psychology in Investigations” by our colleague Donna Youngs and Emek Yüce Zeyrek-Rios from Huddersfield University International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology (IRCIP).
Valuable forensic scientists. The Bulletin of Legal Medicine will be with you with innovation and surprises in 2015. The phenomenon of tutorials, developer, and exchanger characteristic of case as stated by famous Italian thinker Gramsci, is evident in manuscripts submitted to our journal. We will share more case works in our further issues. At this point, we would like to emphasize that we continue to our scientific journey thanks to valuable contribution by forensic science professionals as authors and reviewers.
To meet in innovation, we wish 2015 to bring health and happiness.
Best regards,
Prof.Dr.Halis Dokgöz

Published: Dec 16, 2014

The Assesment of Demographic Characteristics Familial Variable and Mental Disorders in Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse Cases

Dec 15, 2014
Esra Özdemir Demirci, Sevgi Özmen, Didem Behice Öztop, Çağlar Özdemir, Merve Çıkılı Uytun

Evaluation of official Medicolegal Documents About Police Custodies in Turkey Before Istanbul Protocol Trainings

Dec 15, 2014
Ümit Ünüvar, Özgür Can, Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Metin Bakkalcı, Ahmet Tellioğlu, Bahattin Özdemir, Çağlar Özdemir, Elif Kırteke, Emre Kapkın, Ertan Güven, Halis Ulaş, Hülya Üçpınar, Kaan Toker, Kemalettin Acar, Kerem Altıparmak, Münip Ermiş, Nadir Arıcan, Özkan Yücel, Sema İlhan, S. Serhat Gürpınar, Sezai Berber, Şükran İrençin, Türkcan Baykal, Ufuk Katkıcı, Ümit Biçer, Yalçın Büyük

Morphological Effects on Hair Treated with Sodium Hypochlorite

Dec 15, 2014
Mehmet Cavlak, Muhammed Feyzi Şahin, Ramazan Akçan

Medicolegal Childhood Deaths in Samsun

Dec 15, 2014
Berna Aydın, Ahmet Turla, Hülya Mutlu

Drug Administration Error Four Case Reports

Dec 15, 2014
Volkan Ünal, Esra Ünal, Zafer Çetinkaya, Zeynep Yener, Mehmet Fatih Yıldız, Humman Şen, Sadi Çağdır

Suicidal Intent due to Vareniclin Use Case Report

Dec 15, 2014
Özge Gülmez, Ramazan Akçan

Posttraumatic Fat Embolism and Medicolegal Evaluation a Case Report

Dec 15, 2014
Orhan Meral, Nihal Erdoğan, Hülya Güler, Ahsen Kaya, Aytaç Koçak

An Interesting Suicide Method a Case Report

Dec 15, 2014
Dua Sumeyra Demirkıran, Adnan Çelikel, Cem Zeren, Muhammet Mustafa Arslan

Physical Abuse Related Death of a Disabled Child in Nursery

Dec 15, 2014
Ali Metin, Nursel Gamsız Bilgin, Veli Yıldırım

New Trend in Narcotic Drugs Synthetic Cannabinoids

Dec 15, 2014
Selahattin Artuç, Kamil Hakan Doğan, Şerafettin Demirci