Plagiarism—a complex issue requiring a holistic institutional approach

  title={Plagiarism—a complex issue requiring a holistic institutional approach},
  author={Ranald Macdonald and Jude Carroll},
  journal={Assessment \& Evaluation in Higher Education},
  pages={233 - 245}
Recent years have seen a growing awareness of the incidence of plagiarism, though the response has largely been to focus on deterrence through detection and punishment. However, student plagiarism is a much more complex issue than suggested by a one‐solution response and this paper argues for a more holistic institutional approach that recognises the need for a shared responsibility between the student, staff and institution, supported by external quality agencies. Case studies from three… Expand
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