Cheiloscopy: A Tool for Solving Crime and Identification

Sheikh, Nishat Ahmed; Londhe, Pradeep S.
July 2012
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology;Jul-Dec2012, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p133
Academic Journal
The Lip prints are unique and distinguishable for every individual like fingerprints. Lip prints has been utilised in court at very few instances, more and more research need to be conducted in this field with regards to use of lip prints in personal identification and criminal investigation, it will certainly help as useful evidence in Identification and a tool to solve crime. The present study was aimed to study lip prints of different individuals in various quadrants of lip. The study group comprised of 50 males and 50 females. The materials used were lipstick, white bond paper and a magnifying lens. Present study shows that lip-prints are unique to an individual and behold the potential to act as a tool to solve crime.


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