Plagiarism, digital forensic science, academic dishonesty, deterring plagiarism, computer forensic techniques


The issue of academic integrity is a priority in any business school. Student education is one of the principal methods to deter plagiarism. Also, the instructor can direct students in paper preparation by requiring preliminary and final proposals, insisting on retention of source material and guiding the student to appropriate resources. Further, it is equally important for the instructor to use strong techniques to detect and confirm student plagiarism plus an active review of all submissions, not just selected “suspicious” student work. Finally, it is important to use computer forensic techniques to authenticate and avoid non-repudiation of student actions.

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