The two main approaches to student plagiarism on many college campuses to prevent plagiarism is to treat it either as morally wrong or as a crime. However, neither can universally successful. Honor codes are created for the approach of plagiarism as a matter of mortality. The codes appeal to encourage the students to do the right thing. Students are asked to confirm that they will practice show a high moral standards as members of an academic community.
However the other approach is enforcing that plagiarism is breaking a rule or a crime. Colleges make sure that faculty and administrators to enforce these laws and regulations. Resources like Turnitin is an online resource which electronically checks a students work to see if they work has been plagiarized or not. Students maybe more threatened if the college trys the approach of breaking the law which means that less students will do it with this particular method. On the other hand students may see this law like many others which college students tend to break for example drinking and smoking.
Stated in the book Blum believes that the reason why traditional methods fail to prevent plagiarism is due to number of reasons, which are; ‘students have only a limited sense of the meaning of moral quality termed “academic integrity”. By this Susan Blum means that students don’t take moral quality that seriously when it comes to education as they have not be informed how serious this particular offense is.