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What legal ramifications can I turn to after determining someone has paid another student to write their paper?

  • Are you another student or faculty? – Nicole Hamilton Jan 28 '18 at 3:23
  • @NicoleHamilton student, but I figured this question could be general. – ᖴeeds Jan 28 '18 at 3:35
  • Unclear. It depends on your role and your relation to "someone" and to "another student". If you are mining charcoal tens of thousands of kilometers away, then probably none. – Hexal Jan 28 '18 at 11:52
  • Is this a paper for a class or a peer-reviewed paper for publication? – aeismail Jan 28 '18 at 17:13
  • @aeismail just a class. – ᖴeeds Jan 28 '18 at 18:44
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Tell your instructor what you've observed or know about the incident and leave it up to them to deal with the problem. If you're telling the truth, you have no legal exposure.

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  • I have discussed this with the adjunct instructor at the community college and they seem reluctant to do anything. – ᖴeeds Jan 28 '18 at 3:42
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    Is it possible that the adjunct instructor is « associated » with the student’s supervisor? And as such does not want to go there... – Solar Mike Jan 28 '18 at 6:35
  • Do you have sufficient evidence to send to the editor of the paper... – Solar Mike Jan 28 '18 at 6:36
  • Telling someone something usually does not have legal remifications. – Hexal Jan 28 '18 at 11:53
  • @SolarMike that is completely possible. – ᖴeeds Jan 28 '18 at 18:47

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