Lastly, with regard to economic threats--such as a threat to refuse to trade with another--it is again useful to draw distinctions among them, according to the degree of power the threatener
manifests with his threat.
Calhoun, 1998) have suggested threateners
may be differentiated into those who 'howl' and those who 'hunt.
were rated specious if there was no evidence to indicate that the threatener
went beyond the statement to action.
However, the offence does not require that the threatener
have any intention to carry out the threat, only that they intend the words to intimidate or be taken seriously.
A sample definition could be "an inappropriate behavior, verbal or nonverbal communication, or expression that would lead to the reasonable belief that an act has occurred or may occur which may lead to physical and/or psychological harm to the threatener
, to others, or to property.
What Moore appears to suggest (in the above passage) is that the person who commits a criminal act under duress has been treated unfairly just because the threatener
has attached a negative consequence to that person's choice not to commit such an act, a consequence that is not attached to the choice of the rest of us not to do so.
couldn't be too unhappy with the Bruins in the NCAA Tournament.
1) Information gathering: What does the team know about the threatener
and the targets?
To the threatener
, "I'll think about it," and then tell parents.
denies having threatened the children's lives.
Under the majority's approach, the innocuous threatener
is treated exactly the same as a terrorist bomber whose bomb does not explode due to incompetence, because the majority approach treats any threat in the same manner, whether or not the threatener
intended to carry out the threat.
When assessing school bomb threats, investigators first should question whether the threat passes the reality test, which they should apply to both the threatener
and the threat.