October 1, 2012 |
Fraud, plagiarism and other forms of misconduct are responsible for the majority of retractions in biomedical journals, according to a new study. The finding, published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , contradicts earlier studies that suggest most retractions are the result of errors. In a review of 2,047 retracted biomedical papers, study authors found that only 21% were withdrawn due to research error. But 67% were pulled due to misconduct, including fraud or suspected fraud, duplicate publication and plagiarism.
January 10, 2013 |
LONDON - A senior Scotland Yard detective was found guilty Thursday of trying to sell confidential information to a tabloid in the first conviction of a police officer in a corruption probe spawned by Britain's phone-hacking scandal. A London jury took just a few hours to find Det. Chief Inspector April Casburn, one of the force's highest-ranking female detectives, guilty of misconduct in public office for leaking details of the phone-hacking investigation and seeking payment for it. The publication to which she made the offer, the News of the World, was the very newspaper under investigation for allegedly tapping into the private voicemails of thousands of people to feed its appetite for scoops.
May 24, 2011 |
Acting Solicitor Gen. Neal Katyal, in an extraordinary admission of misconduct, took to task one of his predecessors for hiding evidence and deceiving the Supreme Court in two of the major cases in its history: the World War II rulings that upheld the detention of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans. Katyal said Tuesday that Charles Fahy, an appointee of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, deliberately hid from the court a report from the Office of Naval Intelligence that concluded the Japanese Americans on the West Coast did not pose a military threat.
October 9, 2012 |
Sarah Jones, a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader, pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a 17-year-old former student while she was a teacher at a northern Kentucky high school. "I began a romantic relationship while he was a student and I was in a position of authority," Jones, 27, said Monday, her voice cracking during a hearing in Kenton County Circuit Court in Covington, Ky. Jones pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and custodial interference as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
October 31, 1999
I came across the Shop Talk article recently regarding when tardiness constitutes misconduct (Aug. 15) and was disappointed in the advice. While it is difficult to show, to the satisfaction of the Employment Development Department, that an excessive tardiness problem is "willful" misconduct, there are ways to prove misconduct. A properly documented final incident is essential to prove misconduct for excessive tardiness. If the employee states that the tardiness was caused by a horrible freeway accident, for example, the EDD will almost always determine that there was no "willful" misconduct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2010 |
The Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review has issued a scathing report on internal investigations in the county Probation Department, finding that at least 31 sworn employees who committed misconduct and abuse will probably escape discipline because investigators took too long to complete their cases. "It's a big problem, huge," said Michael Gennaco, the lawyer who led the three-month review at the request of the county's Board of Supervisors. "The system is broken down in so many ways, from the inception of the investigation all the way through.