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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An assessment on subjects in central India. The mean value of angle ANB in mm was 1. Results All lip prints showed different patterns. Nil Conflict of Interest: Lipstick applied as a thin layer uniformly over the lower lip Click here to view. Types III and IV grooves were mostly seen in the upper lip and rarely seen in the lower lip, and type V was seen commonly in the lower lip [ Figure 7 ].

Result No correlation was found cheilosco;y lip prints and blood groups.

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Spreading the lip stick Click here to view. Indian J Dent Res ; The print was matched with that of the woman and it was proved beyond any doubt that it was indeed the lip print of the woman who was hit. Thus lip prints are hereditary yet considered to be individualistic, each possessing their own unique characteristics.

Some of the important contributors to Cheiloscopy include Fischer who was the first anthropologist to describe the furrows on the red part of the human lips, Locard who recommended the use of lip prints in personal identification and criminalization, Synder who reported in his book Homicide Investigation that the characteristics of the lips formed by lip grooves are as individually distinctive as finger prints and Kasprzak who conducted research to elaborate the practical use of lip prints.


Fisher was the first to describe it in After two minutes, a first lip impression was made on the strip of cellophane tape which was then sticks to white thin bond paper which served as the permanent record.

Role in forensic odontology. Lip print showing type II grooves in third and fourth quadrants. The aim of this study is to find out the most and least common lip print pattern in males and females residing in South India and to study the extent of similarity among lip print patterns of twins and siblings residing in South India.

cheiloscipy Type iii pattern dominant: Reticulate grooves Type 5: The methodology to be used in forensic gender discrimination using odontometric variables. The second set of lip prints was identical to the first set.

A statistical significance was noted on the right side of both upper and lower arches. Author links open overlay panel Bushra Karim Devanand Gupta. Under a Creative Commons license. Materials used for study Click cheillscopy to view. J Forensic Dent Sci 1: Thumb prints, lip prints, and dental examination are routinely used for forensic examination.

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

Production and hosting by Elsevier B. Cheiloscopy is a forensic investigation technique that deals with identification of humans based on lips traces.

Similar studies with a larger sample size with different ethnic groups are necessary for comparing lip prints and malocclusion. Spearman’s correlation was used to compare lip prints and sagittal jaw relation.

Table cheilodcopy Various cheiloscopj parameters for sagittal jaw position. To find a correlation between sagittal skeletal jaw relation and lip prints. Aust J Forensic Sci ;1: A study of individuals.


Suzuki and Tsuchihashi [ 19 ] reported two cases where lip prints have proven useful in identification of the criminal. A further extensive study is necessary to be carried out in relation to lip prints and skeletal class II.

Sagittal jaw relation The angular and linear measurements in various analyses that have been proposed for anteroposterior measurement could be inaccurate because they depend on various factors. Statistically significant difference was noted between angle Xheiloscopy and beta angle, revealing a strong negative correlation J Adv Dental Research 2: Previous studies have proved that lip prints were unique permanent records of human being analogous to finger prints, hence its classification for a particular individual can be a source of antemortem record in future for a correct identity.

In the same year he examined Japanese females aged and simplified the classification of lip prints.

Gender determination using cheiloscopy in pediatric population. The owner of the car denied that he had hit that woman. All 90 digital cephalograms were cheilosco;y using Dolphin imaging Studies on personal identification by means of lip prints. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Cheiloscopy: An aid for personal identification

Method of personal identification and sex determination. There was no correlation between the extent of similarity of lip print patterns among twins and siblings in the South Indian region. These percentages and skewness values being very close indicate that there is no correlation between the lip print patterns of twins when compared with siblings Figures 9 and This study was conducted on 40 subjects, which includes 20 males and 20 females.