Plagiarism is a serious crime and needs to get handled through penalties. The penalties related to plagiarism has been dealt under strict structure, by the US and UK Institutions. It is under certain rules that the attempt has been made to fight with plagiarism. This paper highlights these rules and forwards some specific interpretations related to the practical practices.
Plagiarism has been defined by WordNet (3.0) as
“a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work." It is a practice where a person imitates another person’s work and declares it to be his own. It is a common practice within academia. This is a practice that has been mostly found among students, researchers and even professors. It is definitely not correct to imitate other’s thought and to declare it as one’s own. It is like getting hold over someone’s property without any notification, and that is very illegal. Innovative thoughts add resources to the developmental proceedings of social context. These thoughts should be provided proper acknowledgements and a negation to the process of acknowledgement should be considered as an illegal approach.
To interpret the penalties meant for plagiarism in US and UK Academic Institutions
Anti-plagiarism Policy implemented by US and UK Academic Institutions The institutions of US and UK follow Plagiarism and fraud policy and Data Protection policy to achieve a strategic anti-plagiarism approach. These institutions scrutinise between deliberate cheating and the process of unintentional or inadvertent plagiarism. They also consider Human Rights Act, while dealing with cases of plagiarism and provide enough caution (Stevens, Young & Calabrese 245). In order to gain effective anti-plagiarism approach, the institutions need to have a combination of well structured and technologically supported...