Penalties for Plagiarism in US and UK Academic Institutions
Plagiarism is the act of copying other people’s work directly without prior acknowledgements (Lindsey 2-4). More specifically, plagiarism involves over-reliance on other people’s ideas and thoughts with less regard on personal innovations and inventions. Initially, plagiarism was not accorded with a lot of seriousness, as it was an ideal act where individuals were encouraged to copy their mentors. In the contemporary society dominated by technological development, people’s ideas have been publicly portrayed over the internet and online books. In this regard, strict measures have been developed to deal with the people, especially students, who are found to plagiarize on other people’s works. This paper presents an analysis of the consequences of plagiarism as well as the review of anti-plagiarism policies implemented by US and UK academic institutions in order to curb the vice of plagiarism successfully.