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An Overview Of Chelioscopy & Palatoscopy: An Aid In Forensic Investigation

Pankaj Mishra, Manas Gupta, Neha Singh, Kriti Shrivastava, Roshni Mishra

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Fingerprint, DNA and dental comparisons are probably the most common techniques used in forensic investigation. The use of teeth in postmortem identification has gained prominence over the last half- century. However, it is not possible in the edentulous, therefore palatal rugae and lip prints can be used as a supplement in establishing a person’s identity. In this paper, two unusual techniques: Chelioscopy and Palatoscopy are discussed which can be used successfully in human identification.

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