According to recent research, college cheating has increased significantly in the last several years. In fact, according to reports from The New York Times and The Guardian, cases of academic misconduct have risen by more than 40% over the last five years.
Which of the following theories of deviance — differential association or anomie —best explains the recent increase in cheating among college students? Why? Have you ever engaged in academic misconduct? Finally, based upon your assertions, what strategies can be implemented (either by students or at the university level) to prevent and/or decrease incidents?