Photos of domestic violence are important evidence, both in proving abuse and in disproving it. The photos which follow are not pleasant, so be advised you may not want to view them. The first group is four sequential photographs taken over several months of a lady who is not a Fourth Circuit Court litigant. The second group of three photos is of a recent Fourth Circuit Court order of protection litigant.
It is important to remember that while most victims of domestic violence are women—and these women are certainly victims—not all abuse is by men toward women. It is important to remember that there are six types of cases covered by our statute, and that all six occur on the docket almost every order of protection day.
- Men who commit violence against women.
- Women who commit violence against men.
- Men who commit violence against other men, including in homosexual relationships.
- Women who commit violence against other women, including in lesbian relationships.
- Adults who commit violence against children.
- Adults who commit violence against elders.