Most attempts to correct the misbehavior around abuse is to force behavioral changes through more domination and control (force). Legislative attempts create new laws to be enforced. Some attempts to educate, recognize, and report abuse have led to a lessening of abuse in our nation. Still residing in our thinking is that to really effect change we must increase our policing and enforcement efforts. If we scare the perpetrators enough, they won’t act out. And that does have an effect. Again, my concern is that if we attempt to end the terror of abuse, we will never be successful if we use terror to end terror.
Love is the answer, forgiveness is the mechanism, follow with correction that is based in love. Correct the thinking (mind) and behavior will follow.