Is plagiarism a breach of the Code of Conduct? If action is taken against a student by the University or college at which they are studying, should that action be reported to BCS, for possible further action under the Code? If the institution does not report the action, do individual members of staff have a professional responsibility to do so?
If a member is found guilty of a breach of the code - whether for plagiarism or for anything else - is it appropriate for public announcement of the wrong-doing to be made? Indeed, would it be a consequential breach of the code (by the members of the relevant discipline committee) if public announcement were not made?
Where do you feel the balance should lie between the requirements of the Code and what might be regarded as wider issues of natural justice and fairness?
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