Penn State Scandal Prompts Colleges, and States, to Review Policies on Reporting Crime

In the wake of the scandal over child sex-abuse allegations at Pennsylvania State University, colleges across the country are reviewing their policies regarding what their employees are required to do when they witness or receive information about suspected abuse of children. Some state lawmakers, too, are proposing stricter requirements for reporting crime.

The turmoil at Penn State—where senior administrators knew about allegations against