Robert J. Norris

Lead Editor

Robert J. Norris is an Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society at George Mason University. He is the author of more than 20 scholarly articles and book chapters covering wrongful convictions, public opinion, criminal admissions, and anti-homeless laws. He is also the author of Exonerated: A History of the Innocence Movement (NYU Press, 2017/2019), co-author of When Justice Fails: Causes and Consequences of Wrongful Convictions (CAP, 2018), and co-editor of Examining Wrongful Convictions: Stepping Back, Moving Forward (CAP, 2014). You can learn more about him and his research on his personal website,

Clayton B. Drummond


Clayton B. Drummond is a Doctoral Student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. He earned his BA and MA in Criminology from the University of West Georgia. His research examines legal issues in wrongful convictions, prosecutorial and judicial decision-making, and criminal law.

Andrew Madrigal


Andrew Madrigal is a Ph.D. student and Research Assistant in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. He earned his BS and MS from the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management at California State University, Long Beach. His research focuses on the aftermath of wrongful convictions to exonerees and their families. Andrew’s interest in wrongful convictions comes from being the child of an exoneree (Rafael Madrigal Jr.) and witnessing the struggles of his father post-incarceration. His other research interests involve juveniles through the lens of life-course criminology and social learning theories. Andrew hopes his research can be used to create policies to assist exonerees in living better and more sustainable lives post-incarceration. You can learn more about his father Rafael by clicking here:

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