Violent relationships can often be complex, and there are many kinds of abuse that can occur in a dating relationship: verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual.
What are elements of abuse?
Abuse most often occurs in the home. Three elements are usually involved and create the environment for an incident of abuse to occur: 1) the abuser; 2) the abused; 3) a crisis.
What amounts to abuse of process?
1. Abuse of process has been defined as something so unfair and wrong that the court should not allow a prosecutor to proceed with what is in all other respect a regular proceeding 1. 2. Both the Crown Courts and magistrates courts have discretion to protect the process of the court from abuse.