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In addition to civil penalties, Sarbanes-Oxley threatens retaliators with criminal sanctions.
Positive reinforcement creates bullies; extinction produces eruptors; punishment creates retaliators; and negative reinforcement creates people who protect themselves by using violence (Loafman, 2001).
The Israelis have been for half a century the world's most skillful retaliators, but all it has brought them is angrier Arabs and more retaliation in return.
"Juries hate retaliators, so you usually get tagged with much bigger jury awards," Pasek said.
For example, retaliators may differ from whistle-blowers in their perceptions that the wrongdoing harmed the organization in some way and their perceptions could be more important than whistle-blowers in predicting retaliation.