Plagiarism is a problem that can occur in
many different fields, but nowhere is it a greater problem than in the
academic field. Students may be tempted to buy their papers from
online sources, but the problem can go much deeper than that. Professors
may also fall prey to the lure of plagiarism, which can cost them their
careers if their deception is discovered.
This web page takes a look at academic
plagiarism in the world today. It will review modern news stories
concerning academic plagiarism, review some sample plagiarism policies
from around the United States, and give an overview of some sources that
promote or discourage plagiarism.
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- Colleges around the country and across the world have established their
own policies on plagiarism and how to deal with it. Collected here
are a few sample policies from different colleges in many different locales.
- Unfortunately, plagiarism happens in many different fields. Here
are a few cases where it was detected along with some discussion of those
- Academic plagiarism is a serious problem, and some schools have very
serious responses. Read this for information about some punishments
that have been handed down in the past.
- Regretfully, not even our own community is immune to the scourge of plagiarism.
Here are two cases that occured right here in our own backyard.
- The internet is home to a great deal of resources, and plagiarism is
no exception. Collected here are links to pages dealing with plagiarism,
as well as a few of the sources students have used to 'get by' in classes.