On the moral code or ethical policy of computer science educators, including values such as avoidance of cheating or plagiarism; maintenance of academic standards; and honesty in teaching, use of materials and resources, or research.

In general usage ethical is used to describe standards of behavior between individuals, while moral or immoral can describe any behavior.

Although the terms ethics and morality may sometimes be used interchangeably, philosophical ethicists often distinguish them, using ethics to refer to theories and conceptual studies relating to good and evil and right and wrong, and using morality and its related terms to refer to actual, real-world beliefs and practices concerning proper conduct.

Dictionary definition from Reference.com

the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.


that branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions.

Medical ethics is a system of moral principles that apply values and judgments to the practice of medicine. As a scholarly discipline, medical ethics encompasses its practical application in clinical settings as well as work on its history, philosophy, theology, and sociology.

Professional ethics encompass the personal and corporate standards of behaviour expected of professionals

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