:: Volume 14, Issue 1 (spring 2008) ::
Ir J Forensic Med 2008, 14(1): 22-35 Back to browse issues page
Survey of Tehran,s forensic medicine practitioners veiws on 62 selected cases of Dieh & Arsh
Ardeshir Sheikhazadi MD * , Zahra Abolmasoomi MD
, sheikhazadi@tums.ac.ir
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Abstract: Background & Aim: In order to respect patients rights who are referred to Legal Medicine Organization, comprehensive and precise laws & regulations are needed to make uniform expertise views and consequently uniform judgments by court at different times and places. We studied the extent of uniformity in expertise views given by legal medicine experts of Tehran and their assessments of Arsh and Dieh in some selected cases, to find their degree of uniformity. Materials & Methods: This study is a prospective research which uses a piloted anonymous questionnaire by open and closed questions, it includes selected cases for assessing Arsh and Dieh. Findings: The study population was comprised of 99 legal medicine physicians working in Tehran’s province legal medicine center from a roster of 120. The average age was 36.6 ± 5.0 years, and the mean of working experience was 5.6 ±3.9 years. 59 were men (59.6%) and 40 were women (40.6%) all of the responders believed in identical answers in 7 of 62 (11.3%) questions and there was no controversy. There was a mild controversy (75-99% similarity in answers) over 41 (66.1%) questions and a moderate controversy (50-74% similarity in answers) over 13 (21.0%) questions. Only over one (1.6%) question, there was a severe controversy (less than 50% similarity in answers). Conclusion: Although the main differences cause mild controversies, the important role of forensic medicine expertise views in judgments of court and consequently the patient’s rights necessitates a higher quality and uniformity of forensic medicine prescriptions.
Keywords: Legal Medicine Expertise, Islamic Punishment Law, Arsh, Dieh
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Forensic Medicine
Received: 2008/08/25 | Accepted: 2018/03/29 | Published: 2018/03/29
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Legal Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Poorsina St, Keskavarz Blud, Tehran, Iran.

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