PSRB is a special kind of deviant behavior that is intended to aid the organization or its stakeholders (Dahling et al., 2012; Morrison, 2006).
In moral licensing theory two mechanisms are identified for explaining the relationship between OCB and PSRB. In one version it is proposed that one's past good deeds can disambiguate morally ambiguous actions as moral behavior or morally neutral behaviors, in which past moral behaviors act as a lens to alter one's view of one's current behavior (Miller & Effron, 2010).
One way is that OCB serves as an important guarantee of one's morality and, thus, disambiguates PSRB. Specifically, the more frequently one engages in OCB, the more evidence there is of one's moral integrity, and the more likely it is that one's PSRB will be interpreted in a positive way.
Given this, we argued that intrinsic motivation may play an important role in the mechanism of OCB stimulating PSRB. OCB is generally viewed as positive action because it benefits organizational effectiveness in most situations (Turnipseed, 2002).
Combined with prior arguments, we believed that to the extent that OCB is performed for intrinsic motivation, workers will experience their moral self-image as being bolstered, thus allowing them more power to engage in PSRB. Meanwhile, they will acquire more verification to frame PSRB as necessary in protecting organizational interests.
In the second survey, respondents were asked to report their moral self-image and PSRB.
The basic role of the PSRB is to meet regularly and to review the treatment and progress, if any, of those under its supervision.
The PSRB is constantly monitoring the behavior of defendants and they have no hesitancy to increase the level of supervision, including remanding to secure detention, to react as quickly as possible to problematic conduct by the defendant.
Someone committed to the supervision of the PSRB, "...shall be discharged at such time as the (PSRB), upon a hearing, finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the person is no longer affected by mental disease or defect or, if so affected, no longer presents a substantial danger to others that requires regular medical care, medication, supervision or treatment."
In most cases, people committed to the supervision of the PSRB never reach the point of no longer being affected by mental disease or defect during their period of supervision.
Thus, most people who may eventually be discharged from the PSRB's supervision usually "time out" by reaching their maximum commitment time or are found to have reached a point where they are believed by the PSRB to no longer present a substantial danger to others requiring regular medical care, medication, supervision or treatment.