The Pros And Cons Of Plagiarism In Literature

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2.1. Plagiarism in Academic Products Plagiarism, that is using the words or ideas of another person and passing them off as one’s own (Carroll, 2007), is considered as a “cardinal sin” in academia (Papadakis & Wofsy, 2010, p.1). This is a widespread problem today that is increasing and can be vastly observed among scholarly communities, scientific communities, literary communities as much as among educators, politicians, journalists and public figures all over the world (Onuoha & Ikonne, 2013; Flint, Clegg & Mcdonald, 2006; Park, 2003; Seppanen, 2002; Marsden, 2001). Several high-profile scandals involving plagiarism by prominent writers, novelists, university professors and politicians have recently captured the public's attention (McGrath, 2007); and plagiarism is even considered as the most common problem in academic manuscripts today (Patel, Bakhtiyari, & Taghavi, 2011; Carrol, 2002). Observing…show more content…
بین این دو مورد باید به موارد دیگر هم اشاره شود Marsden (2003) also referred to around 200 studies done on different types of academic dishonesty in the past 75 years. Talking about plagiarism, it is very important to know that plagiarism is a complex issue about which there are many uncertainties and the line between acceptable and unacceptable is difficult to trace (Henriksson, 2008). It is an elusive concept treated differently in different contexts (Angélil-Carter, 2000). Relatively no universally agreed definition is shared among the researchers; the institutions develop their own definitions and the individuals interpret it differently in their applications (Neville, 2007; Colin, 2007; Leak, 2006). “Different groups of people from various academic levels and of different disciplines across different countries have differing views regarding plagiarism, its definitions, and its legal or ethical issues” (Rezanejad and Rezaei 2013,

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