Determinants of scientific fraud

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Purpose: The aim of the study is to identify the causes and conditions that contribute to the Commission of fraud in the scientific field. Methodology: System, sociological and formal-logical methods were used. Results: The study of the causal complex of scientific fraud identified the most common determinants of this type of crime. These include the selfish needs of the individual to prove their scientific worth; envy of more successful colleagues; greed, acting as a motive and purpose of forgery or deception in the performance of scientific research; false interests of service or activity; negative value orientation, formed at the level of educational institution (at school, Institute or University, where for the first time an individual is faced with the need for scientific work); criminogenic situation in which the distorted moral position of the individual exaggerates the value of the benefits of deception in science, reducing the internal ability of the person to overcome the difficulties. Novelty/originality/value: The present study has a certain scientific value. Fraud in the scientific field as a new direction of criminological knowledge is in the process of formation. The determinants have not yet become the object of active scientific research. The results of the study can be used in the development of measures to prevent this type of crime.


Causes and conditions of crime, scientific fraud, plagiarism, falsification of data

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