Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Sexual Violence (sexual harassment, sexual coercion, rape, sadistic rape, sexual homicide) -
    Hypersexuality -
    Paraphilias and Atypical Sexual Interests -
    Child Sexual Exploitation Material -
    Terrorism and Radicalization -
    Stalking -
    Knife Crime -
    Dark Tetrad -
    Cognitions, Emotional recognition and underlying Brain structures


    Research activity per year

    Personal profile


    2008-2011 - Université de Montréal

    Master’s Degree (M.Sc.) - Criminology

    Master Thesis Title: Théories implicites chez les agresseurs de femmes adultes (The implicit theories of adult rapists)

    2011-2016  - Université de Montréal

    Doctoral’s Degree (Ph.D.) - Criminology

    Doctoral Thesis Title: Un poison même à petite dose: étude de la structure latente et des facteurs développementaux du sadisme sexuel (A poison even in small dose: Study of the latent structure and development antecedents of sexual sadism)

    2016-2018  - Brandeis University

    Postdoctoral Associate - Psychology

    Under the supervision of Raymond A. Knight, the Mortimer Gryzmish Professor of Human Relations at Brandeis University

    Research interests

    Under Review

    Beckett, N.S., & Longpré, N. (Under Review). The Dark Tetrad in Relationships: Sexual Coaxing, Coercion and Rape Myth Acceptance. 

    Dauphinais, L., Longpré, N., Duval, M., Raiche, A.P., Guay, J.P., Knight, R.A., & Proulx, J. (Under Review). Investigating the latent structure of sexual sadism: Can phallometric assessment provide further evidence of dimensionality? 

    Stefanska, E.B., & Longpré, N. (Under Review). Unveiling the Shadows: Investigating the Interplay of Stalking and Sexual Homicide – A Case Study.

    Carroll, P., Hargreaves, F., Bussu A., Creaney, S., Longpré, N., Robinson, G., & Robinson, G. (Under Review). Exploring the Liverpool Football Club (LFC) Foundation's approach to youth intervention via Onsite Programme.

    Research Funding - Under Review

    Open Research Area 8 - The Roots of Sexual Violence in a Post #MeToo Era: An in situ exploded-view, process-oriented and inclusive approach - £511,279.75/ €440 550,25/ $597 894 - Guay (Canada) - Longpré & Paquette (UK) - Benbouriche (France)

    Nuffield Foundation – Criminal Justice - LFC Foundation’s Youth Intervention to Prevent Criminalisation - £342,377.00 - Bussu, Longpré, Hargreaves, Creaney & Carroll

    Manuscript in preparation 

    Longpré, N., Knight, R.A. & Du, R., (Manuscript in preparation). Development and validation on a new Agonistic Continuum Scale. 

    Beckett, N.S., Longpré, N. & Stefanska E. (Manuscript in preparation). Rape Myth Acceptance: An Item-Response Theory Analysis. 

    Bickell, H. & Longpré, N. (Manuscript in preparation). Prevalence and psychological correlates of child sex abuse among female in the general population. 

    Germain Chartrand, V., Guay, J.P., & Longpré, N. (Manuscript in preparation). Everyday sadism and psychopathic traits: Their relation to facial affect recognition. 

    Snow, E., & Longpré, N. (Manuscript in preparation). Paraphilia and Sexual harassment: prevalence in the general population and how deviant sexual preferences moderate perceptions of harassment. 

    Tachmetzidi Papoutsi, M. & Longpré, N. (Manuscript in preparation). Amongst the Shadows of Stalking and Sexual Violence: The Role of the Dark Tetrad. 


    Programme Leader

    MSc Applied Management of Offending Behaviour 

    Module Leader 

    CRI 2031 – Rehabilitation and Treatment of Offenders

    CRI 3025 – Psychological Explanations of Crime

    CRI 4004 – Research methods

    CRI 4006 – Crime Typologies

    CRI 4010 – Dissertation


    2022 –          Postgraduate & Undergraduate Ethics Committee – School of Law, Criminology & Policing

    2022 –          Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee (SSREC) – Faculty of Arts & Science

    2022 –          Athena Swan working group – Inclusivity & Diversity – School of Law, Criminology & Policing

    Public/media engagement

    Longpré, N., Guay, J.P. & Knight, R.A. (Winter, 2016). Toward a Developmental Model of Severe Sexual Sadism. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), The Forum Newsletter - Student’s Voice, Vol. XXVIII (1)



    Longpré, N. (March 30, 2017). Presenting your Doctoral Thesis - A poison even in small dose: Study of the latent structure and development antecedents of sexual sadism. Journal le Forum: Université de Montréal.



    Longpré, N. (April 12, 2017). Sexual sadism: ‘It’s a question of degree, not of nature’. Montreal Gazette.



    Longpré, N., Stefanska, E., & Tachmetzidi Papoutsi, M. (March/ April issue, 2023). When the myth of Apollo and Daphne becomes reality: The relationship between Stalking and Sexual Violence. National Organisation for the Treatment of Abuse (NOTA) newsletter.


    Contribution to: Russo, F. (July 26, 2023). Psychologists struggle to explain the mind of the stalker. Scientific American.

    Psychologists Struggle to Explain the Mind of the Stalker | Scientific American


    Contribution to: Dolan, E.W. (March 21, 2024). The psychology of forbidden pleasures: New insights into paraphilic interests uncovered. Psy Post.


    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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