Lip prints – an aid in identification

Rastogi, Prateek and Parida, Amrita (2011) Lip prints – an aid in identification. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences. pp. 1-8.

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Lip prints are unique to each individual. They remain the same throughout life and are uninfluenced by environmental changes, diseases and trauma. The present study was conducted at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India among 200 randomly-selected medical students belonging to age group of 18–25 years. The sample consisted of 100 north Indians (50 males and 50 females) and 100 south Indians (50 males and 50 females). The lip prints were documented as per Suzuki’s classification. Type II was the most commonly occurring lip print pattern and type V was the rarest. Type I and type I’ patterns were more common in males and Type II, type III, type IV and type V patterns were more common in females. Type III and type IV patterns were predominant in north Indians while type II was predominant in south Indians. No significant relation exists between the lip prints and blood group pattern of an individual. Results of the study showed that lip prints are individualistic, and bears a relationship with sex and geographical distribution of the individual. Thus, lip prints can be useful as evidence in the court of law.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: lip prints; cheiloscopy; gender; identification; blood group; geographical distribution
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2012 10:55
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2012 10:55

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