Volume 86 Issue 32 | p. 37 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 11, 2008

Scientific Misconduct Sanctions May Not Be As Severe As Expected

Department: Science & Technology
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When a scientist is found guilty of misconduct—categorized as falsification, fabrication, or plagiarism of research results—the imposed sanctions are generally assumed to end the scientific career of the perpetrator. To the contrary, a study by ethicists Jon F. Merz of the University of Pennsylvania and Barbara K. Redman of Wayne State University reveals that a significant number of guilty scientists manage to recover from the . . .

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