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NEW CONTENT! Backgrounder: Contract Cheating, Paper Mills, Academic Integrity and Related Topics

Abbreviated backgrounder: Contract cheating on college campuses is escalating at an alarming pace (see reported facts below), with some estimates valuing the worldwide contract cheating market approaching the billion dollar range. The following are facts, sources, and references that can serve as background for articles on contract cheating, paper mills, academic integrity, and other forms of academic misconduct.

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International Response to Contract Cheating

The United States lags behind many countries in general awareness and/or enacting legislation to combat academic misconduct and contract cheating in academia. Read below for actions taken by other countries.

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