"The recent explosion in contract cheating has given the international community of academic integrity scholars pause for thought. ‘Contract cheating’ is not the same as the less sinister and more widely accepted practice of ‘ghostwriting’ and has ramifications for individuals’ learning outcomes, institutional reputations, educational standards/credibility, professional practice and public safety, particularly if it is somehow normalised as an acceptable way for academic work to be accomplished."
Learn more about contract cheating from SpringerOpen's post "The rise of contract cheating in higher education: Academic fraud beyond plagiarism".
Also: check out the following case studies from the most recent issue of the International Journal for Educational Integrity:
- Baird, M. and Clare, J. (2017). Removing the opportunity for contract cheating in business capstones: a crime prevention case study
- Clare, J., Walker, S. and Hobson, J. (2017). Can we detect contract cheating using existing assessment data? Applying crime prevention theory to an academic integrity issue