Economic Disparity and the Cheating Prevalence
This paper dives into the culture of cheating, specifically in school settings. Academic Dishonesty has become more prevalent today than it was years ago. I will argue that this is because of an economic gap between social classes, a lower moral standard today, and because of the competitiveness of schools and the job market today. This cheating culture does not only apply to those in school today, but those in their careers, such as teachers, who also have acted dishonestly. To combat the stressful demands of school or work, people often times take on a “neutralizing attitude”. This attitude is a way for these people to justify their actions so that they can live with the decisions they have made, especially when is comes to cheating. While there is a cheating prevalence today, there are still actions that can be taken and methods that can be used to at least curtail the prevalence of cheating behavior.
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