Conclusion

Good work, Detective.  You have done the leg work and investigated your first case. Let us just hope the court system agrees with your findings.  You can see your superior about the final evaluation but I think you will do all right in CID.

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***Unfortunately the scenario you have just gone through is just a learning tool.  There is no CID and your parents will not be getting a call from the police if you or your friends plagiarize.  Where does that leave us?  As educators, your teachers would love to be able to remind students not to plagiarize and that would be the end of it.  It takes more than a simple reminder though.  Students need to think about their actions, their research, and what their education means to them.  Knowing about plagiarism, fair use, and academic honesty is the only way to truly combat it.

 If you or someone you love is interested in learning more please see the Web-Miner Plagiarism page.  This hotlist of websites is a long compendium of information related to the topic of academic honesty and plagiarism