Many agencies offer such services openly. By contrast, dealing with the threat of legal consequences is far less open if the work of a ghostwriter is spent as one’s own. The fact is: Anyone submitting a diploma thesis must make a statement to have written the work independently and only with the help of the specified tools – meaning especially the literature.
The problem facing auditors, however, is how to prove ghostwriting – which, of course, does not constitute a criminal offense, as opposed to submitting fraud. How should it be shown that the student did not write the work himself? Assumptions or insinuations are certainly possible, but the auditors must then invest an enormous amount of working time and be able to justify their suspicion, otherwise they run the risk of slander.
Even if they have the suspicion that the work should flow into the exam’s performance. They do not consider it their task to understand the further fate of their texts. For just then, when it comes to an unpublished scientific work, there is little chance for the spirits to find the texts through.
It is quite likely that part of academic ghostwriting will be used to allow students to buy the appearance of their own competence or to cleverly mix their own texts with those of the ghostwriter. Anyone who would like to have his diploma thesis written is, apart from his own conscience and the appeal to the ethics of science, hardly anything in the way.