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Background: Personal identification plays an inevitable role in forensic investigation. Lip print is one of the evidences that can be left in the crime scene, which helps in identification purpose. Hence, the present study was undertaken to provide deeper inside view of use of cheiloscopy in personal identification, focusing on sex and age variability of lip print patterns in the population of Dakar city, Senegal. Materials and Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted among 196 (100 males and 96 females) subjects of age 20-50 years, residing in Dakar city/ Senegal. The morphology of the individual was determined as the description given by Suzuki and Tsuchihashi. Frequency distribution and Chi-square test were used for data analysis by XLSTAT 2010software. Results: The most common lip print pattern in entire population was type V significant difference was found in the distribution of lip print patterns among males and females in the entire population (P < 0.020). Conclusion: Thus, it can be concluded that lip prints can be used as one of the important forensic tools for personal identification on the basis of their age and gender variability among the populations

Auteur(s) : soumboundou sankoung
Pages : .20-25
Année de publication : 2018
Revue : Revue du COSA-CMF
N° de volume : Vol.24 N°3
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : SOUMBOUNDOU Sankoung