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In a Fake Online Class With Students Paid to Cheat, Could Professors Catch the Culprits?

Western Carolina U.

Alvin Malesky, an associate professor and head of the psychology department at Western Carolina U.: Online-cheating services can "do medicine or chemistry or English — it runs the gamut. All sides of the academic house are threatened by this."
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Alvin Malesky has taught online classes for at least seven years and, as a former law-enforcement officer and forensic psychologist, is trained to detect deception.

Last year he and a colleague at Western Carolina University, concerned about the...

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