International Journal for Educational Integrity volume 13, Article number: 3 ( 2017 ) | Download Citation
Many strategies have now been proposed to address the utilization of Essay Mills as well as other ‘contract cheating services that are students. These types of services generally offer bespoke custom-written essays or other assignments to students in exchange for a fee. There have been calls for the use of legal approaches to tackle the situation. Here we see whether great britain Fraud Act (2006) may be used to tackle a number of the activities of companies providing these services into the UK, by comparing their common practises, and their Terms and Conditions, aided by the Act. We found that all the sites examined have disclaimers regarding the utilization of their products or services but there are contradictions that are obvious the activities of this sites which undermine these disclaimers, as an example all sites offer plagiarism-free guarantees for the task and also at least eight have advertising which seems to contradict their conditions and terms. We identify possible areas in which the Act could be used to follow a case that is legal overall conclude that such an approach is unlikely to be effective. We call for a offence that is new be created in UK law which specifically targets the undesirable behaviours of those companies within the UK, even though the principles might be applied elsewhere. We also highlight other UK legal approaches that may be much more successful.
The use of so-called ‘contract cheating’ services by students happens to be a source of controversy and debate within advanced schooling, particularly when you look at the decade that is last. Continue reading