Academic Deviance

Academic Deviance in Europe

Academic Deviance. Should This be a Subject of Research for 21st Century Criminology?

Rita Faria, from the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category “Traditional and New Forms of Crime and Deviance,” under the title “Academic Deviance. Should This be a Subject of Research for 21st Century Criminology?”. Here is the abstract: This presentation intends to discuss academic deviance, which can range from mere intransparent behaviors to deviant and/or criminal behaviors performed by teachers on higher education and scientific researchers during the course of their occupations. It will be given an account of the ongoing research, namely the results of interviews conducted to faculty staff in order to find their perceptions on the occurrence, mechanisms, causes and consequences of plagiarism, data manipulation, malpractice in a jury or panel situation, intimate relationships with political and economic power, amongst other forms of academic deviance. The data collected will allow comparisons between different scientific fields and between various European countries and will propel discussion on academic deviance as a form of white-collar criminality or elite deviance. Also, it will be highlighted the need for Criminology to tackle with this form of deviance.

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  • “Academic Deviance. Should This be a Subject of Research for 21st Century Criminology?”, by Rita Faria (Proceedings)

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