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Mariel Leonard

University of Mannheim

Phone: +49 (0) 621 181-2298
E-Mail: mleonard@mail.uni-mannheim.de


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Research Interests

Prejudice, hate crimes, honor-based violence, survey methods, vulnerable populations, research ethics


Ms. Leonard is knowledgeable about a wide array of aspects of surveys with vulnerable populations: sampling and surveying vulnerable populations and the hard-to-reach; asking sensitive questions on crime victimization, race and ethnicity, injury and illness; maintaining the safety and privacy of respondents and the confidentiality of sensitive data; and adapting surveys or using alternative data sources or statistical estimation techniques in order to protect vulnerable populations.



Leonard, M.M., Helba, C., & Koenig, T. (2017, August). Estimating the prevalence of honor-based violence: The utility of media-sourced databases. 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association. Athens, Greece.

Koenig, T., Leonard, M.M., Helba, C., & Bauer., E.L. (2017, July). How to estimate the prevalence of honor-based violence. 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association. Lisbon, Portugal.

Leonard, M.M., & Achimescu, V. (2017, April). The effect of different forms of learning activities on social capital development. The International Conference on PIAAC and PIAAC-Longitudinal. Mannheim, Germany.

Koenig, T., Leonard, M.M., Bauer, E.L., Bernstein, M., & Helba, C. (2016, November). Developing a questionnaire for respondents who don’t know what they know. International Conference on Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation, and Testing (QDET2). Miami, FL.

Leonard, M.M., Helba, C., Bauer, E.L., & Bernstein, M. (2016, November). Designing a study of honor-based violence (HBV) in the United States. International Conference on Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation, and Testing (QDET2). Miami, FL.

Helba, C., Leonard, M.M., Bauer, E.L., & Bernstein, M. (2016, March). Honor-based violence in the United States: What we know. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting. Denver, CO.

Helba, C., Bernstein, M., Leonard, M., & Bauer, E. (2014). Report on exploratory study into honor violence measurement methods. Westat (for Bureau of Justice Statistics). Rockville, MD. Available online: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/bjs/grants/248879.pdf