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Commission plagiarized study for own report

A report by Georgia's mental health commission lifted large portions from a Michigan study published in 2004, reports Alan Judd and Andy Miller of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "The report presents as its own work entire sentences, paragraphs and longer passages from other sources, with no more than superficial editing. It duplicates, with only two minor changes in wording, the 'values' listed in the Michigan study. Seven of Georgia's eight 'key findings' mirror Michigan's. Even Georgia's vision statement is appropriated from the Michigan report." The Journal-Constitution reviewed the similarities between the Georgia and Michigan reports after an anonymous email tip pointed out the suspected plagiarism.

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