Scope of cheiloscopy in gender identification

Gaba, Richa and Ahmed, Junaid and Ongole, Ravikiran and *, Ceena Denny E and Shenoy, Nandita and *, Almas Binnal (2014) Scope of cheiloscopy in gender identification. International Journal of Biomedical Research, 05 (06). pp. 423-426. ISSN 0976-9633

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Introduction: Personal identification by various means is an important aspect of forensic science. Apart from teeth, which holds valuable potential for human identification, the role of orofacial structures cannot be ignored. One of the areas to be considered is the study of lip prints (cheiloscopy). Aim: The present study was carried out to investigate and evaluate the uniqueness of lip prints, their role in personal identifica tion and for particular lip print pattern identification among different gender. Methodology: Each subject was given a code number to hide the actual sex from the analyser. The lips of the subject were cleaned thoroughl y and a dark coloured lipstick was applied with a brush in a single stroke, evenly on the vermilion border and let it dry for 2 minutes. A lip impression was made on the strip of cellophane tape on glued portion which was stuck to the white bond paper. Results: It was observed that lip prints were unique to an individual and the patterns varied among males and females. Conclusion: we infer that there is no denying the fact that cheiloscopy can serve as an indispensable tool in identification along with other traditional methods.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: forensic odontology, cheiloscopy, gender, identification
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 05:07
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 05:07

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