Date published 1 December 2017

Australia's first criminal prosecution for research fraud

Fraud can take many forms, depending on the context. As a general definition, it could be described as deliberately and dishonestly giving or telling something to another person with the intention of misleading them. Under the law both fraud and attempted fraud are criminal offences.

This case of fraud at a university was significant as it was the first time individuals in Australia faced criminal prosecution for conduct of this type.

This report highlights the drivers, consequences and impact of research misconduct and relevant prevention measures.

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