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Reuter, Peter 1944-

Works: 123 works in 411 publications in 1 language and 19,169 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Redactor
Classifications: HV5825, 363.45
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Most widely held works by Peter Reuter
Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places by Robert J MacCoun( )

17 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Publisher-supplied data) This book provides the first multidisciplinary and nonpartisan analysis of how the United States should decide on the legal status of cocaine, heroin and marijuana. It draws on data about the experiences of Western European nations with less punitive drug policies as well as new analyses of America's experience with legal cocaine and heroin a century ago, and of America's efforts to regulate gambling, prostitution, alcohol and cigarettes. It offers projections on the likely consequences of a number of different legalization regimes and shows that the choice about how to regulate drugs involves complicated tradeoffs among goals and conflict among social groups. The book presents a sophisticated discussion of how society should deal with the uncertainty about the consequences of legal change. Finally, it explains, in terms of individual attitudes toward risk, why it is so difficult to accomplish substantial reform of drug policy in America
Transnational organized crime : summary of a workshop by National Research Council Staff( )

15 editions published between 1900 and 1999 in English and held by 2,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime statistics assail us from the front pages of newspapers around the country--and around the globe. As the world's economic systems become integrated, as barriers to trade, travel, and migration come down, criminal opportunities have rapidly expanded across national borders. Transnational crime has become a problem of considerable political urgency that requires long-term attention. The United States and other countries are devoting significant resources to its investigation and control. The Committee on Law and Justice convened a workshop to elicit ideas about this phenomenon and to discuss the research and information needs of policy officials. This report lays out the full range of research issues and makes useful suggestions for learning more about transnational crime
Reducing drug trafficking revenues and violence in Mexico : would legalizing marijuana in California help? by Beau Kilmer( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. demand for illicit drugs creates markets for Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) and helps foster violence in Mexico. This paper examines how marijuana legalization in California might influence DTO revenues and the violence in Mexico. Key findings include: 1) Mexican DTOs' gross revenues from illegally exporting marijuana to wholesalers in the United States is likely less than $2 billion; 2) The claim that 60 percent of Mexican DTO gross drug export revenues come from marijuana should not be taken seriously; 3) If legalization only affects revenues from supplying marijuana to California, DTO drug export revenue losses would be very small, perhaps 2-4 percent; 4) The only way legalizing marijuana in California would significantly influence DTO revenues and the related violence is if California-produced marijuana is smuggled to other states at prices that outcompete current Mexican supplies. The extent of such smuggling will depend on a number of factors, including the response of the U.S. federal government. 5) If marijuana is smuggled from California to other states, it could undercut sales of Mexican marijuana in much of the U.S., cutting DTOs' marijuana export revenues by more than 65 percent and probably by 85 percent or more. In this scenario, the DTOs would lose approximately 20% of their total drug export revenues
Understanding the demand for illegal drugs by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite efforts to reduce drug consumption in the United States over the past 35 years, drugs are just as cheap and available as they have ever been. Cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines continue to cause great harm in the country, particularly in minority communities in the major cities. Marijuana use remains a part of adolescent development for about half of the country's young people, although there is controversy about the extent of its harm. Given the persistence of drug demand in the face of lengthy and expensive efforts to control the markets, the National Institute of Justice asked the National Research Council to undertake a study of current research on the demand for drugs in order to help better focus national efforts to reduce that demand. This study complements the 2003 book, Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs by giving more attention to the sources of demand and assessing the potential of demand-side interventions to make a substantial difference to the nation's drug problems. Understanding the Demand for Illegal Drugs therefore focuses tightly on demand models in the field of economics and evaluates the data needs for advancing this relatively undeveloped area of investigation
Budgeting for immigration enforcement : a path to better performance by National Research Council (U. S.)( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- Exploring the budgeting problem -- Recent patterns of unauthorized immigration -- The immigration enforcement system -- Budgeting for DOJ immigration enforcement -- Budgeting challenges -- Conclusions and recommendations
The world heroin market : can supply be cut? by Letizia Paoli( )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on a five-year-long research project consisting of fieldwork in six Asian countries, Columbia, and Turkey to analyze the world heroin market in the twenty-first century and explain why many believe there is little chance of shrinking the global supply of heroin
Understanding the U.S. illicit tobacco market : characteristics, policy context, and lessons from international experiences by Peter Reuter( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tobacco use has declined because of measures such as high taxes on tobacco products and bans on advertising, but worldwide there are still more than one billion people who regularly use tobacco, including many who purchase products illicitly. By contrast to many other commodities, taxes comprise a substantial portion of the retail price of cigarettes in the United States and most other nations. Large tax differentials between jurisdictions increase incentives for participation in existing illicit tobacco markets. In the United States, the illicit tobacco market consists mostly of bootlegging from low-tax states to high-tax states and is less affected by large-scale smuggling or illegal production as in other countries. In the future, nonprice regulation of cigarettes - such as product design, formulation, and packaging - could in principle, contribute to the development of new types of illicit tobacco markets. Understanding the U.S. Illicit Tobacco Market reviews the nature of illicit tobacco markets, evidence for policy effects, and variations among different countries with a focus on implications for the United States. This report estimates the portion of the total U.S. tobacco market represented by illicit sales has grown in recent years and is now between 8.5 percent and 21 percent. This represents between 1.24 to 2.91 billion packs of cigarettes annually and between 2.95 billion and 6.92 billion in lost gross state and local tax revenues. Understanding the U.S. Illicit Tobacco Market describes the complex system associated with illicit tobacco use by exploring some of the key features of that market - the cigarette supply chain, illicit procurement schemes, the major actors in the illicit trade, and the characteristics of users of illicit tobacco. This report draws on domestic and international experiences with the illicit tobacco trade to identify a range of possible policy and enforcement interventions by the U.S. federal government and/or states and localities."--Publisher's description
Disorganized crime : the economics of the visible hand by Peter Reuter( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draining development? : controlling flows of illicit funds from developing countries by Peter Reuter( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book provides the first collection of analytic contributions, as opposed to advocacy essays and black box estimates, on illicit financial flows (IFFs). Some of the chapter presents new empirical findings; others, new conceptual insights. All of them enrich the understanding of the dynamics of the illicit flows phenomenon. The book does not offer a new estimate of the global total of these flows because the phenomenon is too poorly understood. The chapters are based on papers first presented at a September 2009 conference at the World Bank. Each paper had one or two assigned discussants, and the revisions reflect the often searching critiques of the discussants, as well as additional comments from the editor and from two external peer reviewers. The chapters have been written to be accessible to non-experts. Following this introduction, the book has five parts: the political economy of illicit flows; illegal markets; to what extent do corporations facilitate illicit flows? Policy interventions; and conclusions and the path forward
Chasing dirty money : the fight against money laundering by Peter Reuter( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally developed to reduce drug trafficking, efforts to combat money foundering have broadened over the years to address other crimes and, most recently, terrorism. In this study, the authors look at the scale and characteristics of money laundering, describe and assess the current anti-money laundering regime, and make proposals for its improvement. -- From back cover
Options for restructuring the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act by Peter Reuter( Book )

17 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report synthesizes the findings of a review of the structure and performance of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) and assesses options for reforming it. The Act provides for a $600-million-per-year program of grants to states, which pass the money on to school districts for programs aimed at reducing school violence and drug abuse. However, the formula by which money is disbursed does not focus on the schools most in need of help, and it spreads the money too thinly. Moreover, the guidelines for expenditure permit schools to use the funds for programs that are unproven, and the legislation gives the federal government limited ability to foster effective programs. The SDFSCA program has not been credibly evaluated, but it is widely thought to have accomplished little. Yet the problems it addresses are so serious and widespread that the federal government cannot reasonably afford to abandon its commitment. Few proposals for reform have been offered, and only the one put forth by the Clinton administration is currently fully developed. That proposal moves in the right direction, but it addresses only some of the ways in which the program could be improved. This report suggests criteria for judging reform options and presents ways in which the proposal under discussion could be strengthened
Designing safer products : corporate responses to product liability law and regulation by George C Eads( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes ways in which firms have responded to recent changes in pressures to design safer products, using interviews with product safety officials in major manufacturers and extensive analysis of legal and scholarly literatures. Shifts to strict liability and more stringent regulation during the last 15 years have increased pressure to invest in safety assurance procedures, as evidenced by creation of new corporate product safety units. Regulation has been of more questionable effectiveness than has strict liability in inducing better design practices. Argues that federal product liability legislation will have marginal effect, despite the current variation in state law on the matter. Discusses the factors that influence the effectiveness of corporate product safety units and suggests that combining product safety with quality assurance may be the optimal strategy for a firm
Cross-national drug policy by Robert J MacCoun( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: While citizens experiment with illegal drugs, their governments experiment with regulations to prohibit drugs. Scholars, analysts, and policy makers who know what legal prohibitions other countries have tried and found successful will have a better chance of crafting effective drug policy for their countries. This special issue of The Annals describes the experiences of eleven countries: Australia, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, France, Iran, Jamaica, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, and Sweden. Articles are grouped by geography and wealth: the wealthy West, the western hemisphere, and the transition countries. The drug problems of wealthy Western nations have generally worsened since the 1960s. Some have no clearly articulated vision behind their drug policy (e.g. Denmark); others have tough policies (e.g. Sweden). France and Portugal both recently instituted sharp changes in drug policy. While no outcome results are yet available from Portugal, France has experience a huge increase in the number of users in treatment. Australia's strong harm-reduction policy remains in place despite increasing heroin deaths and other drug-related problems. U.S. consumption and U.S. international drug policies affect western hemisphere countries' policy as well as generate problems for them. Although Mexican drug use remains at modest levels, the country faces violent and powerful criminal groups. The groups' creation is related to Mexico's role as the principal source and primary transshipment route for drugs bound for the U.S. IN Jamaica, another route for cocaine shipped to the U.S. and another focus of U.S. international drug policy, drug trafficking has exacerbated the long-standing problem of politically related gang violence by increasing the moneys and weapons involved. Drug use is a relatively minor concern of Columbian policy, also under U.S. pressure; instead, it focuses on trafficking and related corruption and violence. Iran and Russia are countries in transition. Contending with fundamental economic and social change following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has had little political debate regarding its highly intolerant drug policy. Iran's drug policies have frequently shifted during its long history of dealing with opiate abuse, from harsh punishment to regulation of use and back again. Most recently, more therapeutically oriented approaches have been tried. Two articles address geographically broader issues. One shows how U.S. politicians distorted results from a study of needle exchange in Vancouver. The other discusses creation of a new regulatory regime for governing developed nations' banking systems, in the belief that illegal drugs account for a substantial fraction of suspicious financial transactions, particularly across national borders
An analytic assessment of U.S. drug policy by David Boyum( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, David Boyum and Peter Reuter provide an assessment of how well the massive investment of tax dollars and government authority is working. Using a market framework, the book discusses the nature and effectiveness of efforts to tackle the nation's drug problems. Drug policy has become increasingly punitive, with the number of drug offenders in jail and prison growing tenfold between 1980 and 2003. Nevertheless, there is strikingly little evidence that tougher law enforcement can materially reduce drug use. By contrast, drug treatment services remain in short supply, even though research indicates that treatment expenditures easily pay for themselves in terms of reduced crime and improved productivity."--Jacket
The organization of illegal markets : an economic analysis by Peter Reuter( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sealing the borders : the effects of increased military participation in drug interdiction by Peter Reuter( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising concern with drug use in the United States has led to increased emphasis on the interdiction of drugs before they reach the country. The military services are now being asked to assume a substantial share of the burden of this interdiction. This report analyzes the consequences of greater stringency in drug interdiction efforts, focusing particularly on how such increased stringency might influence the consumption of cocaine and marijuana. The analysis strongly suggests that a major increase in interdiction activities, even including the military, is unlikely to significantly reduce drug consumption in the United States
Money from crime : a study of the economics of drug dealing in Washington, D.C. by Peter Reuter( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"June 1990.""R-3894-RF." Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-172)
Illegal gambling in New York : a case study in the operation, structure, and regulation of an illegal market by Peter Reuter( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple economic model of cocaine production by Michael Kennedy( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper presents a simple equilibrium model of the cocaine industry in Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia. The purpose of the model is to represent the fundamental economic relations that determine the size of cocaine output, and to simulate the effects on the production sector of policy initiatives or other changes in the surrounding environment. Model results include: "Crop substitution" programs will have a negligible impact on the world cocaine market. Cocaine supply control strategies that seize and destroy 70% or less of production, without limiting the total level of production, will have little impact on the market. Changes in the size of the world cocaine market have a relatively modest long-run impact on the standard of living of average workers in Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia. The results of this study are insensitive to the data uncertainties concerning the cocaine market
Comparing Western European and North American drug policies : an international conference report by Peter Reuter( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on conferences held in Washington, D.C., and Bellagio, Italy, 1991
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Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places
Transnational organized crime : summary of a workshopReducing drug trafficking revenues and violence in Mexico : would legalizing marijuana in California help?Understanding the demand for illegal drugsThe world heroin market : can supply be cut?Chasing dirty money : the fight against money launderingOptions for restructuring the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities ActAn analytic assessment of U.S. drug policy
Alternative Names
Peter Reuter American criminologist

Peter Reuter Amerikaans academicus

Reuter, P. 1944-

Reuter, Peter

Reuter, Peter H.

Reuter, Peter H. 1944-

Reuter, Peter Henry 1944-

Reuter, Peter W. 1944-

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