Assesment of Opinions of Forensic Science Experts and Technicians On Global Pandemic Management Strategies Through SarsCov2 Pandemic

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Ulutaş M., Melez İ. E., Arslan M.

8th International Congress of Academic Research, 22 - 24 June 2022, pp.194-195

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Page Numbers: pp.194-195
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


This study was implemented to assess the opinions of forensic science experts and techni cians of The Ministry of Justice Council of Forensic Medicine on global pandemic management strategies including new technologies and future scenarios through SARSCov2 pandemic. This prospective and descriptive research was carried out with a questionnair e that was asked to 244 personnel (forensic medicine specialist, forensic medicine resident, technician, other specialist from a different field, other specialist phsician) working at The Ministry of Justice Council of Forensic Medicine. The 40question su rvey included questions about participants’ level of knowledge perception about the pandemic and attitudes on measurestheir adequacynecessity, technological applications and the future of global management strategies. 93.8% (n=229) of the participants th ought they had knowledge about the pandemic and its transmission routes, 54.1% (n=132) found the applied pandemic management strategies effective and correct, and 76.6% (n =187) stated that it is necessary to use technological infrastructures in future sce narios. As a result, through hundreds of descriptive statictics results in 80 tables classified according to education level, occupation type and occupational experience level, in general, despite the changes in group tendencies according to different fact ors, the majority of participants were found to be obeying the routine necessities of the pandemic, hesitating on the global strategies, feeling closer to habitual technologies, feeling far to technologies which have never experienced before in daily life, giving answers with a high ratio of “no opinion” due to feeling obliged to give decisions gropely among unproven propabibilities or due to their hesitation on sharing their opinion even if they had an opinion. Moreover according to results, it was interpr eted that social engineering could easily be performed in any spesifically designed group.