Andrew J. Madrigal

Andrew J. Madrigal

Andrew J. Madrigal

Graduate Research Assistant

Wrongful Convictions | Juvenile Justice | Social Justice Issues | Institutional Protectionism

Andrew J Madrigal is a doctoral student in Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. He received his BS and MS in Criminology and Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach in 2017 and 2019. His research interests revolve around changing and reforming the criminal justice system. These research interests include wrongful convictions, social justice issues, juvenile justice, and institutional protectionism within the criminal justice system. Andrew’s research interests come from having his father (Rafael Madrigal Jr.) wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 53 years to life in prison, to which he spent over nine years before his exoneration with the assistance of the California Innocence Project. He is working towards research that can contribute to policies that assist exonerees post-incarceration. To learn more about his father’s case and wrongful convictions, follow this link

Andrew currently works under Dr. Robert J Norris and the Innocence Research Workshop as a Graduate Research Assistant, where he assists in providing resources related to wrongful arrests, convictions, and miscarriages of justice.


M.S. in Criminology & Criminal Justice, California State University, Long Beach, 2019

B.S. in Criminology & Criminal Justice, California State University, Long Beach, 2017

A.S. in Administration of  Justice, Rio Hondo College, 2015