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


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    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)

    2016-2017  - 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

    Longpré, N., Stefanska, E., White, E., & Tachmetzidi Papoutsim M. (Under Review). A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Taxometric Evidence of the Dimensional Structure of Stalking. 

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

    Dauphinais, L., Longpré, N., 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? 

    Savaria, I., Longpré, N., & de Roos, M. (Manuscript in preparation). Everyday Sadism as a Predictor of Rape Myth Acceptance and Perception of Harassment. 

    Research Funding 

    Research Investment Fund (RIF) Strand 3 - A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: The Nomological Network and Latent Structure of Stalking, Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence - £12,560.00

    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. 

    Turner, S., & Longpré, N. (Manuscript in preparation). A Mixed-Methods Investigation of the Dark Tetrad at Work: Influence on Workplace Deviance and Harassment. 


    Programme Leader

    MSc Applied Management of Offending Behaviour 

    Module Leader 

    CRI 1124 – Introduction to Criminological Theory

    CRI 2031 – Rehabilitation and Treatment of Offenders

    CRI 3025 – Psychological Explanations of Crime

    CRI 4004 – Research methods

    CRI 4006 – Crime Typologies

    CRI 4010 – Dissertation

    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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