Feature

Many states mandate professionals to report to a specified agency when there is reason to suspect abuse or neglect in children and other vulnerable populations. Often, "mandated reporting laws" explicitly include psychologists in the list of professionals with a reporting obligation. At issue here is whether research psychologists ought to be mandated reporters.

Point:                                                                                                                                                        Yes, there should be mandated reporting for researchers

Counterpoint:                                                                                                                                           No, researchers should not be mandated reporters of child abuse