Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 178--179

Lip outline: A new paradigm in forensic sciences


Aruna Kumari Maloth1, Shyam Prasad Reddy Dorankula1, Ajay Prakash Pasupula2 
1 Department of Oral Pathology, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Nalgonda, Telangana, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, Mallareddy Dental College for Women's, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Aruna Kumari Maloth
Department of Oral Pathology, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Nalgonda - 508 254, Telangana
India

Introduction: Personal identification is becoming increasingly important not only in legal medicine but also in crime/criminal investigation and identification. Sometimes establishing a person's identity can be a very difficult process. Dental, fingerprint, and DNA comparisons are probably the most common technique used. However, there are many well-known implanted methods of human identification, one of the most interesting emerging methods of human identification which originates from the criminal and forensic practice, is human lips recognition. Cheiloscopy is a forensic investigation technique that deals with the identification based on lip traces. The lip outline of every person is unique and can be used to fix the personal identity. Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the distribution of lip outline patterns among males and females, and to evaluate the uniqueness of lip outline pattern. Materials and Methods: The study group comprised of 200 individuals from Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences. Lip outline patterns were obtained and were transferred to the proforma sheet for analysis. Results: The results of the study revealed that the lip outline patterns for each individual were unique. Conclusion: This study showed that lip outline patterns are unique to each individual and can be used for personal identification.


How to cite this article:
Maloth AK, Dorankula SP, Pasupula AP. Lip outline: A new paradigm in forensic sciences.J Forensic Dent Sci 2016;8:178-179


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Maloth AK, Dorankula SP, Pasupula AP. Lip outline: A new paradigm in forensic sciences. J Forensic Dent Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Apr 7 ];8:178-179
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