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16th Congress of the International Society for Forensic Haemogenetics (Internationale Gesellschaft für forensische Hämogenetik e.V.), Santiago de Compostela, 12–16 September 1995

Volume 6 of the series Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics pp 325-327

Forensic Identification Using DNA Recovered from Saliva on Human Skin

  • D. J. SweetAffiliated withFac. of Dentistry, University of British Columbia
  • , J. A. LorenteAffiliated withDept. of Forensic Medicine, University of Granada
  • , M. LorenteAffiliated withDept. of Forensic Medicine, University of Granada
  • , A. ValenzuelaAffiliated withDept. of Forensic Medicine, University of Granada
  • , E. VillanuevaAffiliated withDept. of Forensic Medicine, University of Granada

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Abstract

Bites, suck marks or kisses occur often in crimes of aggression, in self defense and during sexual interactions. Saliva is presumed to be deposited on the skin under these circumstances.