Plagiarism And Cheating Is Morally And Socially Accepted

2089 Words Sep 24th, 2015 9 Pages
Today’s world is filled with people that are willing to do anything to get ahead in their careers or in their lives. Even in schools there are many different ways of cheating and getting better grades so that you look better to colleges. The actions of the students and professional work force people who make the choice to take the easy way of doing a task are normally making an ethical choice when they do so. Many times this ethical choice is not made in the favor of the way that is morally and socially accepted. Many schools and jobs have rules and regulations with sometimes very strict punishments if the moral/ethical rules are broken. In schools it takes the form of plagiarism and cheating on tests. Plagiarism is the act of someone taking another person’s ideas and passing them off as their own in written papers. Kaplan University is no different and takes a hard stance on plagiarism. Careers such as law enforcement want officers that are going to be ethical and have high moral standards so that they can uphold and enforce the law and set an example for all the other citizens in the community. As a person grows up they first go to school and learn not only the basic skills they need to find a job and function in society they also learn about ethics, they just may not be aware of it at the time. Some of the first rules someone one is taught in school is that you cannot cheat on tests and that you should not lie to adults. As the person gets older and graduates…
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