Gorton, Joe

About the author: Dr. Joe Gorton received his PhD from Texas A&M University. He is currently Assistant Professor of Criminology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at the University of Northern Iowa.

Organizational Change, Environmental Uncertainty, and Managerial Control in a Large Post- Reform American Prison System
2002 0-7734-7039-5
During the 1980s and 1990s, American corporations claimed that the deployment of technology was leading to a more decentralized workplace. In fact, argues Gorton (criminology, U. of Northern Iowa) the exact opposite took place. He examines whether a similar phenomenon took place in a large prison system in Texas and discusses whether organizational the external environment of the wider organizational world affected change in the prison. He answers both questions in the affirmative

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