The Ethical Reasons For Plagiarism

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Plagiarism is the process of taking some one else work or ideas and showing it as their own works (Oxford Dictionaries). The purpose of this study is to understand 6 different ethical reasons used by student to overcome with plagiarism and with help of these ethical reason, faculties can bring a solution to stop or prevent plagiarism. Where as unethical behavior can also lead to worries in school or colleges, so there is need to correct it so that it has positive impact on organizational ethics. Although, after reading this journal article, it was clearly seen that mostly used ethical reasons are Deontology, Situational Ethics and Machiavellianism to overcome with the problem of Plagiarism (Ashworth and Bannister, 1997).

According to my understanding, I would like to say, “Internet has improved the efficiency of teaching to find any thing or to read it but on other side, Internet has generated an outburst for plagiarism”(Groark et al, 2001). For example if we look at the survey held in 2001 conducted by McCabe it clearly states that 41% undergraduate students conceded that they had “cut and paste” in their work for more than one or two occurrences.


After reading the whole journal, it seems to me that the main points, which are being focused are theories of ethics, Internet plagiarism and academic cheating etc. As we all know that Internet is one of the most convenient mode that is being used by the students to study and explore many things such as places,…
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