… by which we mean, academic cheating like plagiarism, not adultery.
The first experience is a personal affront. It makes you angry. Trust is broken (or something).
After dealing with the academic conduct office at least once, all future catches you just wish would GO AWAY. You’re angry again but from annoyance not any sort of how could they do this to you. Stupid cheaters. If you could just not deal with them, it sure would be nice.
Prosecuting my most recent plagiarizer took over 2 hours out of my life during a very busy week, not to mention the time I spent meeting with her while she cried. I finally wrote “I have no more time for this” on the form and passed it off to the academic conduct office to continue the process.
In the best case scenario, you meet once, they accept their punishment, apologize profusely, and then LEAVE YOU ALONE. Anything else leads to time wasted with the conduct office or endless apologies. I do prefer the apologies to the cases, but seriously, you only have to do it once.
Students: If you’re going to cheat, please do it well enough that you don’t get caught. Some of us have no time to deal with your selfish idiocy.