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.
At a minimum, a threat's significance would seem to depend on the conjunction of two factors: the threat's credibility (the likelihood that the threatener can and will execute the threat) and the magnitude of the harm or disadvantage threatened.
One might suppose that we could assess a threatener's credibility by looking at what the threatened party believes the threatener will do, which may of course be based on that party's assessment of the coercer's powers and intentions.
Specifically, we distinguish between the act that the threatened person is being asked to perform by the threatener and the consequence the threatener threatens to bring upon the threatened if the threatened action is not performed.
Probabilistic imminence is the degree to which the threatened believes that the threatener can or will in fact successfully execute the threat.
First, a potential threatener may be trying to coerce you by threatening to crush you with an avalanche if you take the northern path.
The research also suggests that the axiom "most threateners don't bomb and most bombers don't threaten" appears true in most cases.
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.
h,i=r,j,k=t] as these were goods/services unsuccessfully sought by threateners.
Anticipated threat-based or malice-driven exchanges may be dealt with by acquiring goods or services to pay off or dissuade the threatener or to mitigate the effects of the expected bads.
A argues that these two factors are prerequisites for the creation of risk and that it is permissible for courts to consider these factors in sentencing threateners.
117) This approach finds support in the language of the reduced mental capacity provision(118) and has the desirable effect of permitting some threateners suffering from reduced mental capacity to obtain sentence reductions.