Accession Number : ADA194383

Title :   Plagiarism and Prosecution: A New Approach at Air University.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Shutler, David F

PDF Url : ADA194383

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : This paper addresses the issue of plagiarism in the academic environment. Its impetus was the occurrence of three cases of plagiarism at Air Command and Staff College during a two month period in 1987. Following a brief historical and legal review of plagiarism this paper makes an in-depth study of the nature of the problem, comparing the approach of various military academies and intermediate service schools. Based on the recent cases at Air University, the paper expounds three propositions: college faculties should decide on the definition of plagiarism and inform the student body; the definition should include the element of 'intent' to pass off the works of another as one's own; and a 'two track' approach should be used to differentiate inadvertent citation error from 'intentional' plagiarism. The appendices contain regulation changes and guidelines needed to implement these proposals and deal with it effectively should it arise. Keywords: Research management; Writing; Military regulations.

Descriptors :   *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *THEFT, *WRITING, REGULATIONS, SCHOOLS, STUDENTS

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE