Discussion Question 1: Just Following Orders?
Do you believe the sentence she received is just? Wasn't she simply following orders?
Why did Ms. Vinson make the ethical decisions that she made?
In my opinion, from the two articles read I do not believe that the sentence of 5 months in prison that Ms Vinson received coincided with her level of involvement. Ms Vinson was the Senior of Corporate Reporting Department; for two years she chooses to continue to misrepresent and inflate figures that were to be used on WorldCom Financial Reports. Perhaps in the beginning it was strongly encouraged to her inflate the figures by Mr. Ebbers so that the Financial Reports would be favorable for WorldCom. And perhaps she convinced …show more content…
These website owners operate Research Paper Mills for profit and personal gains and suffer no social consequences for their unethical business practices. These website practices impact the moral principles of today's society and that of our future leaders by cultivating the seed of unethical behavior can be acceptable. Once we allow and accept an unethical practice to continue it will affect all the following generations to come by desensitizing them to see a practice as the norm and acceptable, once that happens it will begin to change if not end a piece of a culture or even a civilianization. In hundreds of years from now what will historians say about us, will they agree that our culture was doomed when it's achievements and innovations in technology coupled with their greed and unethical practices was their undoing.
Essay Question 3:
View this issue through the eyes of your professor. The websites are out there and your students have access to them. What would you do to discourage your students from committing plagiarism? (Points : 13)
Perhaps by incorporating an added required course of study for all curriculums so that academic penalties for plagiarism is completely understood. Writer Nelson, R. (2012) stated "Some would have us believe that plagiarism can be sought out with ever-improving technology, and with more consistent vetting of student