Andrea Borrego

Associate Professor

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Andrea Borrego





Criminal Justice and Criminology

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Criminal Justice/Criminology Family Dynamics Human Services Latino Issues LGBT+ Issues Police/Law Enforcement Racial Issues/Hate Crime Social Justice


  • Fatal police-citizen encounters
  • Policing
  • Tasers/CEDs
  • Incarceration
  • Prisons/jails
  • Body worn cameras
  • Intimate partner violence/domestic violence


Andrea Borrego, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

She worked as a graduate research assistant and faculty associate at Arizona State University before coming to teach at MSU Denver in 2015. Borrego is involved in many MSU Denver committees and is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology. She served as a panel chair on Media Reporting of Crime for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference in 2016.

Borrego co-authored an article for The Criminologist: The Official Newsletter of the American Society of Criminology titled “The advantages and disadvantages of original data collection for doctoral students.” She also co-authored a chapter in Forensic Science and the Administration of Justice: Critical issues and directions, and has several other publications in the works. Her research focuses on fatal-police citizen encounters and LGBTQ victimization.

Borrego received her doctorate and masters in criminology and criminal justice from Arizona State University in 2015 and 2011 and a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 2009.

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