Mandatory Reporting Laws and the Identification of Severe Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Ben Mathews
  • Donald C. Bross

Part of the Child Maltreatment book series (MALT, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Historical and Current Context of Mandatory Reporting Laws

  3. Theoretical/Ideological Debates and Issues

  4. Legal and Conceptual Debates/Issues

  5. Practical Issues and Challenges for Reporters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Brad Donohue, Krisann M. Alvarez, Kimberly N. Schubert
      Pages 347-379
    3. Zvi Eisikovits, Jonathan Davidov, Laura Sigad, Rachel Lev-Wiesel
      Pages 395-413
  6. Relationship of Reporting with Response Systems, and Practical Issues and Challenges for Response Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Theodore P. Cross, Betsy Goulet, Jesse J. Helton, Emily Lux, Tamara Fuller
      Pages 417-441
    3. John D. Fluke, Katherine Casillas
      Pages 443-465
    4. Heather Douglas, Tamara Walsh
      Pages 491-509
  7. International Variations/Challenges

About this book


This books provides the first comprehensive international coverage of key issues in mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect. The book draws on a collection of the foremost scholars in the field, as well as clinicians and practice-based experts, to explore the nature, history, impact and justifiability of mandatory reporting laws, their optimal form, legal and conceptual issues, and practical issues and challenges for reporters, professional educators and governments. Key issues in non-Western nations are also explored briefly to assess the potential of socio-legal responses sex trafficking, forced child labour and child marriage. The book is of particular value to policy makers, educators and opinion leaders in government departments dealing with children, and to professionals and organisations who work with children. It is also intended to be a key authority for researchers and teachers in the fields of medicine, nursing, social work, education, law, psychology, health and allied health fields.


Child Abuse and neglect Early intervention Global issues and challenges Law, policy and practice Mandated Child Maltreatment reporting in the USA Mandatory reporting laws Mandatory reporting laws in public health Outcomes of reporting vhild maltreatment Sexual abuse by religious leaders

Editors and affiliations

  • Ben Mathews
    • 1
  • Donald C. Bross
    • 2
  1. 1.Australian Centre for Health Law ResearchFaculty of Law, Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Program in Pediatric Law, Policy and EthicsKempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and NeglectAuroraUSA

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