Andrew J. Madrigal
Wrongful convictions, Juvenile Justice, Social Justice
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 legal system, including wrongful convictions, social justice issues, and juvenile justice.
Andrew’s research interests come from having his father (Rafael Madrigal Jr.) wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 53 years to life in prison. Rafael spent over nine years before his exoneration with the assistance of the California Innocence Project. Andrew 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 https://linktr.ee/gvtandrew.
Andrew worked under Dr. Robert J. Norris and the Innocence Research Workshop as a Graduate Research Assistant, where he assisted in providing resources related to wrongful arrests, convictions, and miscarriages of justice.
Catlin, M., & Madrigal, A. J., (in prep). When Does the Punishment end?: Enduring Harm as Prosecutors Work to Maintain Power. In Rudes, D.S.
Madrigal, A.J. (in prep). Caught in Limbo: Exonerees’ Fight for formal exoneration. Manuscript in preparation.
Madrigal, A.J., Richards-Karamarkovich, A., & Umamaheswar, J. (in prep). The carceral experiences of the wrongfully convicted. Handbook on Prisons & Jails. Taylor Francis.
*Madrigal, A.J., Norris, R.J. The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain: State Harm, the Aftermath of Exoneration, and Compensation for the Wrongly Convicted. Crit Crim(2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10612-022-09656-7
*denotes equal authorship
Grants and Fellowships
2022 Provost's Doctoral Research Scholar
2022 Dean's Challenge Award
2022 George Mason Graduate Student Travel Fund Award
2022 CLS Graduate Student Travel Award
2021 CLS Graduate Student Travel Award
2021 CLS Doctoral Student Summer Research Scholarship
2020 Criminology, Law and Society Graduate Fellowship
CRIM 220: Introduction to Law and Society (Summer 2022)
CRIM 210: Introduction to Criminology (Spring 2022 [TA])
CRIM 495: Senior Capstone in Criminology, Law and Society : Terrorism (Fall 2021 [TA])
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
Brown, R., Madrigal, A.J., Meterko, V., & Norris, R.J. (2022, February 9). Wrongful convictions in the criminal legal system. Oral presentation given at University of North Carolina Pembroke. Social Justice Symposium.
Bunch, K.B., Bunch, M.B., Madrigal, A.J., & Burns, M. (Upcoming [2022, April 8]). Families of the wrongfully convicted speak out – supporting the innocent post-release. Roundtable discussion to be given at the 2022 Innocence Network Conference, Phoenix.
Madrigal, A.J. (Upcoming [2022, April 29]). Lived Experiences Panel: Navigating Justice Spaces and Identifying Opportunities for Change. Oral presentation to be given at The Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, George Mason University Virtual symposium: Charting a course toward social justice in corrections.
Madrigal, A.J. & Norris, R.J. (2021, November 17). The good, the bad, and the uncertain: Exoneree reentry services in the United States. Oral presentation given at the 2021 American Society of Criminology Conference, Chicago, IL.