The Great Betrayal: Fraud in Science / Edition 1

The Great Betrayal: Fraud in Science / Edition 1

by Horace Freeland Judson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0151008779

ISBN-13: 9780151008773

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Fraud permeates all types of institutions today and now the world of science, the last bastion of respect and trust, is no exception. Dozens of cases have been uncovered in the past quarter-century-and the headlines continue. We can no longer shrug off fraud in science as the work of aberrant individual scientists, Horace Freeland Judson argues. Instead, we must

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Fraud permeates all types of institutions today and now the world of science, the last bastion of respect and trust, is no exception. Dozens of cases have been uncovered in the past quarter-century-and the headlines continue. We can no longer shrug off fraud in science as the work of aberrant individual scientists, Horace Freeland Judson argues. Instead, we must look for its causes and its remedies in the structures and cultures of the scientific institutions themselves. Judson carefully details all types of scientific fraud and how they happen; considers the self-government of the sciences, including peer review and the refereeing of papers; and exposes the failures of academic, governmental, and legal responses. He also shows how the movement toward Internet publication of papers promises remarkable new checks on fraud and suggests how we can restore and defend the integrity of the greatest monument of human endeavor- the sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780151008773
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


preface xi prologue 1

A Culture of Fraud

What's It Like? A Typology of Scientific Fraud

Patterns of Complicity: Recent Cases

Hard to Measure, Hard to Define: The Incidence of Scientific Fraud and the Struggle Over Its Definition

The Baltimore Affair

The Problems of Peer Review

Authorship, Ownership: Problems of Credit, Plagiarism, and Intellectual Property

The Rise of Open Publication on the Internet

Laboratory to Law: The Problems of Institutions When Misconduct Is Charged

epilogue notes and sources index

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