'Thank God for the Lawyers': Some Thoughts on the (Mis)Regulation of Scientific Misconduct

21 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2011 Last revised: 14 Feb 2012

Glenn Harlan Reynolds

University of Tennessee College of Law

Date Written: 1999

Abstract

This essay, adapted from Peter W. Morgan & Glenn H. Reynolds, "The Appearance of Impropriety: How the Ethics Wars Have Undermined American Government, Business and Society," looks at some celebrated scientific misconduct cases from the 1990s, and discusses how legal norms, scientific norms, and bureaucratic norms often clash, and sometimes produce significant injustice.

Keywords: Science Fraud, Climategate, Office of Research Integrity, Ori, Summerlin, Sharma, Hamosh, Popovic, Gallo, Imanishi-Kari, Stewart

Suggested Citation

Reynolds, Glenn Harlan, 'Thank God for the Lawyers': Some Thoughts on the (Mis)Regulation of Scientific Misconduct (1999). Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 66, No. 3, p. 801, Spring 1999; University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1967219

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