SECTION I - The Student Honor System
THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY STUDENT MANUAL AND HONOR CODE:
These Documents prescribe the organization, rules and procedures for the honor system of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and shall be known, referred to, and cited as The South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Honor System.
SECTION II – The Student Honor Code
The Honor Code
The Honor Code of, by, and for the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. The code states that a student does not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do. The code is the heart of the honor system and its purpose is to maintain honor and integrity within the law enforcement profession.
Making a false official statement. An official statement is defined as a statement, written or oral, made to a squad leader, class leader, or staff member of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Quibbling is the use of ambiguous or vague language to evade a point at issue. Quibbling will be considered
and treated as a false official statement. The use of any document, on or off campus, to misrepresent one’s identity or status to gain a benefit that one would not have received without the misrepresentation will be considered and treated as a false official statement.
Receiving or giving aid on a test or examination. Test or examination includes any work performed for which a grade is received. Plagiarism is a violation of the honor code. Plagiarism is the act of using someone else’s words or ideas as your own without giving proper credit to the source. Do not use notes from prior students. Do not make copies of other students’ notes.
STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO DO THEIR OWN WORK
: Taking without authority personal, government or Academy property.
Failure to report a case of lying, cheating, or stealing as defined above to the proper authorities
Persons Subject to the Honor Code
All students attending South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy classes or training programs are subject to the honor code at all times except when the student is furloughed for the weekend. While the honor system is not in effect during the weekend, candidates are still expected to abide by the honor code.
Ignorance No Defense:
Ignorance of the provisions of the honor code shall NOT be accepted as a defense by the Administration.