Throughout the history of academics, cheating in various forms has coincided, evolving alongside university advancements. This paper explores the concept of academic dishonesty as a critical issue facing higher education in a modern context, establishes the cause of the problem, and concludes with potential solutions. The idea of academic dishonesty is contextualized through a synopsis of its types, a review of its history and related research, and its establishment in a modern context. Academic dishonesty should not be disregarded; instead, it must be treated as a serious concern; as such, this review discusses why cheating is an issue and why society should care. The focus then shifts to analyzing why students cheat, consisting of situational factors, competitive pressures, and lack of morals. In response to this amoral behavior, universities can employ short-term combatants against cheating, such as assigned seats and anti-plagiarism software. However, to effectively prevent cheating in the long term, academics must ultimately concern themselves with educating students about the importance of academic integrity.
"Academic Dishonesty in Higher Education: What We Know and What We Can Do,"
Journal of Research Initiatives: Vol. 7:
2, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/jri/vol7/iss2/11