The burst of child abuse report legislation that has exploded throughout the country is an interesting social comment on our society as a whole. One would think that it is the most natural thing in the world to report it and once reported then action would follow by responsible authority as a natural course of events.
It could be argued that Penn state was an aberration but I would say that it is not and only reflects a normal state of events not only in the US but worldwide.
Then again it could be only my view point because I operate at an extreme area in the women’s prison for the last 10 or so years. More often than not, the women I have known are in the jam they are in because religion, state and family have failed to protect them when abused and when it was reported failed to take action.