Examining the Significance of Saliva and Sweat in Forensic Science


  • Muskan Jain Department of Law, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, India
  • Bhupal Bhattacharya Department of Law, Raiganj University, West Bengal, India


crime detection, medico-legal field, personal identification, serological testing


Forensic science plays a very crucial role in establishing the links between the series of evidences and body of facts.  This article argues that personal identification is that important concept of forensic science which is responsible for the identification of victim as well as the culprit.  After the concept of blood examination as an important body fluid, saliva is emerging as an attention gaining fluid for the forensic scientist.  This article aims to study that saliva is a source of wider scope in the medico-legal field and having a vast role in serological testing, crime detection, drug and alcohol abuse, hormone analysis, poisoning cases, unknown animal bites.  Sweat has its own unique identification feature as an average square of skin has 650 sweat glands, which is itself a unique identification just like the fingerprints and this number varies from person to person.  Saliva and sweat are easy to handle and analysis.  Sweat is very hard to find and collect, that is why, it has a limited scope.  These two body fluids are alternative and very useful body fluids in the study of forensic science.


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How to Cite

Jain, M., & Bhattacharya, B. (2020). Examining the Significance of Saliva and Sweat in Forensic Science. Journal of Legal Studies and Criminal Justice, 1(1), 6-15. Retrieved from https://royalliteglobal.com/jlscj/article/view/129




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