Law, Regulation, and Practice
Ian Freckelton QC
Reviews and Awards
"Not just a scholarly tour-de-force of academic misbehaviour and its causes and responses, 'Scholarly Misconduct' is also an enthralling read packed with dozens of case studies, some of them famous, some of them obscure, but all of them fascinating." - Michael Magazanik (Journal of Law and Medicine, 2018)
"Freckelton has produced a tour de force - an extraordinary compilation and analysis of all facets of scholarly misconduct ... The text is really essential reading for anyone connected to academic activities, institutions and research. This book is certainly a must for all university and academic libraries, and for all of us in academia who may have to deal with such occurrences." - Professor Roger W. Byard, Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology.
"Scholarly Misconduct will take you out of your comfort zone, exposing the evils of research misconduct, conflicts of interest, plagiarism, dishonesty in employment, denigration, disputation and malicious harassment of colleagues, sexual misconduct and whistleblowing. The author's attempts to move past the blame on an individual's personal defects to reveal the systemic causes for cultures of misconduct are particularly enlightening and especially relevant to each of us ... Finally though, everyone loves a good story, and this book is a cracker of a read, full of forensic sagas with egotistical characters, dark plots and deceit." - Dr Nicole Woodrow and A/Prof Vinay S Rane, O&G Magazine (Summer 2017)
"The pervasive theme of Dr Freckelton's outstanding work is that professional integrity has, as its fundamental feature, the requirement of ethical conduct. That concept is applicable to all professions and translates particularly closely to legal practice. All lawyers will benefit from reading this book. Dr Freckeltons research and writing style demonstrates his ability as an author of great breadth and depth in a wide variety of scholarly fields." - Adjunct Professor the Hon Nahum Mushin, Law Institute Journal
"On more than one occasion I have expressed to colleagues that one day I hope to write a scholarly book that people want to read rather than have to read. Dr Ian Freckelton QC, barrister and prolific legal author, has achieved this unusual and commendable feat in his work Scholarly Misconduct ... Freckelton is to be congratulated for producing an incisive, well-written and researched, tome on this increasingly significant area. It is a scholarly book that many will want to read." - Professor Gino Dal Pont, Australian Law Journal.
"In his well-researched account, Freckelton stresses the need to uphold standards in the academic world. And with science and the law both handling evidence, the overlap between the two is interesting." - David Pickup, The Law Society Gazette