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UNI professor publishes book on American prison system<br>

October 10, 2002

Joe Gorton, UNI assistant professor of criminology, (319) 273-3007
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Joe Gorton, assistant professor of criminology at the University of Northern Iowa, is the author of a recently published book, 'Organizational Change, Environmental Uncertainty and Managerial Control in a Large Post Reform American Prison System.'

Gorton's book discusses in depth one of America's largest public institutions, the Texas prison system. Based on first hand accounts, it gives a detailed look at how today's technology has impacted the abilities of prison managers to achieve goals of court-ordered reform.

Gorton, who came to UNI in 1998, received his Ph.D. in sociology from Texas A&M University. His book is being published by the Edwin Mellen Press, an international scholarly publisher of advanced research.