Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

CRIM 244/CRIM 310 Criminal Behavior/Victimology: Avoiding Plagiarism

Defining Plagiarism

"Plagiarism is the presentation of information (either written or oral) as one’s own when some or all of the information was derived from some other source."

The Source: North Manchester Campus Undergraduate Student Handbook 2020-21

Types of Plagiarism

From – Turnitin. (2012). The plagiarism spectrum: Tagging 10 types of unoriginal work.

Click image to enlarge

Other Types of Plagiarism That May Surprise You

  • Reusing your own paper/presentation from another course. (Requires the permission of both instructors, if both courses are being taken in the same semester, or the permission of the second instructor if they are taken during different semesters.)
  • Using content from lectures without citation. (Not all instructors will require you to cite information from class. Check with your instructor.)

How to Paraphrase

Click image to open in new window,  
then click with magnifying glass to enlarge.

Need Some Practice?

Practice Paraphrasing

Try these exercises from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). See the left menu for a link to the answers.