A Moral Case Against Certain Uses of Plagiarism Detection Services

TitleA Moral Case Against Certain Uses of Plagiarism Detection Services
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsClanton, CJ
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Philosophy
Volume23
Issue1
Pagination17-26
Date PublishedSpring 2009
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0739098X
KeywordsCOLLEGE , ethics , Higher , HOMEWORK , plagiarism , School , trust , United , Universities
AbstractThe statistics on plagiarism are staggering. No wonder, then, that many colleges and universities have started using plagiarism detection services (PDSs) such as Turnitin. But there are problems- and more problems than most critics have recognized. Whereas critics typically focus on legal issues related to intellectual property and privacy rights, the author argues that unless we can reasonably suspect academic dishonesty, it's morally problematic to require submission through a PDS.
NotesClanton, J. Caleb 1; Affiliation: 1: Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Seaver Fellow in Humanities, Pepperdine University.; Source Info: Spring2009, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p17; Subject Term: PLAGIARISM -- Universities & colleges; Subject Term: ETHICS; Subject Term: HIGHER education; Subject Term: COLLEGE students' writings; Subject Term: SCHOOL reports; Subject Term: HOMEWORK; Subject Term: TRUST; Subject Term: UNIVERSITIES & colleges; Subject Term: UNITED States; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools; Number of Pages: 10p; Document Type: Article
DOI10.5840/ijap20092312

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