Sabotage involves disrupting or destroying another person's work so that the other person cannot complete an academic activity successfully. Examples of sabotage include the following:

  • Destroying another person's work (including documents, design, data, artwork, etc.)
  • Not contributing to a collaborative effort adequately when required to do so
  • Withholding information when it should be shared with others in a collaborative project
  • Revealing confidential data about another person's project or procedures to others
  • Disturbing the setup or calibration of equipment arranged by another person
  • Colluding with others to falsely accuse others of academic dishonesty
  • Installing viruses, spyware, or other damaging software in another person's computer
  • Stealing another person's property, such as computers, experimental setups, data or designs, to prevent that person from completing his or her academic activities
  • Destroying books and materials in the library, laboratory or similar places to prevent other students from completing their work successfully
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