Forensic Implications of Saliva: An Overview

Authors

  • Debesh Nilendu1, Arjun Kundu1, Avaish Chand1, Abraham Johnson2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i1.39

Keywords:

Identification, Investigation, Forensics, Analysis, Oral Fluid, Saliva

Abstract

Over past years, investigators and researchers have been repeatedly attracted by possible applications of saliva related evidence in forensics. It is specifically looked for in cases of sexual assault, drug abuse, driving while intoxicated, and in cases involving animal bites. Oral fluid has a role in linking suspects or victims to a crime scene, as well as in profiling of the unknown individual. Collection of salivary evidence should thus be given deserved importance and should be carried out using scientific methods, considering the progression of time, type of case, sequence and type of analytical methods to be performed, nature of surface etc. This review emphasizes the comprehensive use of saliva in forensics.

Author Biography

Debesh Nilendu1, Arjun Kundu1, Avaish Chand1, Abraham Johnson2

1Postgraduate Student, 2Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Forensic Odontology, Institute of Forensic Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Published

2020-01-16

How to Cite

Debesh Nilendu1, Arjun Kundu1, Avaish Chand1, Abraham Johnson2. (2020). Forensic Implications of Saliva: An Overview. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(1), 189-194. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i1.39