This is a post I made on my personal blog about a particular case of contract cheating using Freelancer.com.
The Contract Cheating Saga Of Crazylarry23
It’s interesting to me as it illustrates that people outside the core academic discipline involved with contract cheating are not aware how common this type of academic misconduct is.
The article discusses the case of Crazylarry23, his attempts to outsource work using Freelancer.com and the detective work carried out by the community to ensure that he did not succeed.
More detective work of that type around the contract cheating community would always be welcome.
This session was delivered to the Wolverhampton branch of the British Computer Society, in front of both academics and practioners. As such, the talk focuses on both the legitimate and illegitimate uses of online outsourcing services such as Freelancer for small business.
The talk takes a lighter tone than some of our more formal research seminars.
The slides, are hosted on the SlideShare account for Thomas Lancaster, which also contains many examples of other talks relating to contract cheating and student employability.
This is our investigation into the economic factors behind contract cheating. A lot of money changes hands, regardless of whether this is to the people writing assignments for students, or the sites taking a commission on sales.
The talk also looked at the different roles of the people involved with contract cheating, some of which are surprising.
The presentation took place at ITiCSE 2013, which was held at the University of Kent in Canterbury. The slides, hosted on SlideShare account for Thomas Lancaster, are included here.