Peter Reuter

University of Maryland Website

Peter Reuter is Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Public Policy and Criminology at the University of Maryland. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. Professor Reuter won the 2019 Stockholm Prize in Criminology.

Voting History

Policing and public safety

Increasing police budgets will improve public safety.

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Disagree 8
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Agree 7
Comments

Police management competence is the limiting factor

Increasing social service budgets (e.g. housing, health, education) will improve public safety.

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Agree 5
Median Survey Vote Median Survey Confidence
Agree 8
Comments

Statement is too broad. Depends too much on which agency gets what resources for what purposes.

Increasing accountability for police misconduct will improve public safety.

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Neutral/No Opinion 3
Median Survey Vote Median Survey Confidence
Agree 6
Comments

Again, it depends on details. An effective accountability mechanism might help but most accountability has not been well implemented.

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