Introduction: Cheiloscopy, the study of lip prints, is an upcoming tool for the identification of persons. The lip print of every person is unique and can be used to. 1 Aug PDF | On Mar 26, , Kannan S and others published Cheiloscopy – A Vital Tool In Crime Investigation. 29 Sep PDF | Cheiloscopy, deals with the identification of Humans based on Lip traces, is based on the fact that the pattern of lines on the red part of.

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A new approach of assessing sagittal discrepancies: Perhaps the first person to systematically classify lip prints was Santos in Al Ameen J Med Sci 7 3: According to Vahanwala et al. Correlation among all the cheiloscoph in total samples of all three groups by Karl Pearson’s correlation coefficient method.

Fork grooves in their course Type 3: Lip print pattern among females. Forensic Sci Commun 4: A study of individuals.

Cheiloscopy: An aid for personal identification

Armamentarium used for chelioscopy print recording Click here to view. Images were recorded on a CCD and were processed with the help of Kodak dry view Fingerprints, post-mortem reports, and of late, DNA fingerprinting, have been successful in person identification in the field of forensic science.

Support Center Support Center. An assessment on subjects in central India. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Indian J Dent Res From Basics to 3-d Imaging; p. All the participants were briefed about the purpose of the study and written informed consent was obtained from each of the participants. Stability showed by the prints throughout this period suggests the permanence of the lip print.

This finding was similar to earlier studies conducted in Indian population. Obtained impressions fixed on bond paper and coded Click here to view. A descriptive, cross-sectional, single-blind, hospital-based study was conducted in the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. There is no dissent in the forensic science community with regard to either the methodology used or the fact that lip prints provide a positive identification.


Anthropometric study of craniofacial parameters of adult population of tribals of Mewar region in Southern Rajasthan.

Cheilscopy finding is comparable with results of various other studies. It can also be developed by using chemical and optical methods [ 8 ]. Suzuki and Tsuchihashi classification of lip prints[ 3 ]. The cellophane strip was then stuck to the white chart paper for permanent record purpose. Every human being is distinct and discernible in that they exhibit their own pattern of characteristics. With prior ethical clearance vide ethical dispatch number dated December 07, and informed consent, lip prints were recorded by application of a nonsmudged but thin and even coat of dark colored lip stick over the oral labial mucosa of the upper and cheiloscoyp lips and transferring the obtained replica to a cellophane paper fixed on to a permanent bond paper.

After obtaining verbal consent, the lip print of each individual was recorded. The center one centimeter of the lower lip, of each lip print sample was taken into consideration for analysis.

Cheiloscopy: A new role as a marker of sagittal jaw relation

In another study by Vahanwala and Parekh, it was shown that all four quadrants with the same type of lip prints were predominantly seen in female subjects and male subjects showed the presence of different pattern in a single individual [ 18 ]. Lip prints obtained from these 90 patients were analyzed. Reticulate grooves Type 5: Latent prints can be taken against a suitable surface and then processing these prints with either conventional finger print developing powder or with a magna brush and magnetic powder.


Aim To determine the distribution of different patterns of lip prints among subjects having different ABO and Rh blood groups.

Cheiloscopy: An aid for personal identification

Lip print evaluation gained importance when lip traces were found on a glass door at the scene of murder. Personal identification is necessary for unknown deceased person in homicide, suicide, accident, mass disaster, etc. Rohit M, Sumit G Cheiloscopy: Elsevier About ScienceDirect Remote access Shopping cart Contact and support Terms and conditions Privacy policy We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. Advanced Search Users Online: Gender variation in morphological patterns of lip prints among some North Indian populations.

Cheiloscopy: A new role as a marker of sagittal jaw relation

Results All lip prints showed different patterns. These properties enable fast and secure identification processes. Journal of Forensic Research.

In this study, lip print pattern revealed no association with sagittal skeletal jaw relation. We could not find any studies to correlate in this context. Support Center Support Center.

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. However, this is not the only area that deserves a careful study. Earlier studies have indicated that lip prints can be used for personal identification as well as sex determination. Cheiloscopic patterns in Indian population and their efficacy in sex determination:

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