Threateners can also take advantage of the fact that agents who are confronted with serious threats may have difficulty determining quickly (as may be necessary) what the threatener's capabilities and incentives are with respect to enforcing his threat.
The threatener lacks direct power over the oblique target; he can merely pressure her by attacking her interests in the hostage's safety.
Five of the original victims were eventually killed by the threatener
, and for three others the threatener
was later convicted of attempting to murder them.
H]e should not lose the defense because his threateners
unexpectedly kill someone in the course of the robbery.
Threateners do not typically make good on their threats by carrying out an attack, and attackers do not usually issue threats.
According to the findings, threateners do not typically make good on their threats by carrying out an attack, and attackers do not usually issue threats to the target before taking action.
In fact, anonymous threateners
often invoke the presence of a group, peppering their communications with the pronoun "we" or claiming to have an extensive network conducting surveillance or preparing to carry out the threat.
the target's sense of self and provides the threatener