'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
Date Written: 1999
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
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