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J Forensic Dent Sci. 2019 Jan-Apr;11(1):1-4. doi: 10.4103/jfo.jfds_69_18.

Saliva as a forensic tool.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, MMCDSR, M. M. University, Ambala, Haryana, India.

Abstract

Forensic science is a branch that deals with a wide plethora of areas such as anthropology, migration studies and criminology. Various biological samples have been utilized to assist a scientist towards getting answers to the myriad of questions in the field. Saliva is an easily available source from victim as well as aggressors, parent-child and siblings. Various tests have been devised to aid in identifying salivary sample constituents. This paper deals with the wide utility of saliva as a forensic tool.

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Criminology; forensic; saliva

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