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    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


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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)

    2016-2018  - 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

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

    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? 

    Research Funding - Main Applicant

    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

    Conference Travel Grant - Research Office/ Law & Criminology Faculty - Edge Hill University - £1,031

    The British Academy - Wolfson Fellowships - One Size Does Not Fit All: The Combination Reaction of Stalking, Sexual Violence, and Intimate Partner violence in the Assessment of Risk - £129,951.01 - Under Review

    Research Funding - Co-Applicant

    Research Support Grant - International Centre for Comparative Criminology - Attitudes favourable to sexual transgression within the general population - $1,478.96 (CAN$)

    Insight Development Grant - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) - “Identifying factors shaping the notion of sexual transgression in the #MeToo era” - $74,000 (CAN$) - Under Review 

    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 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


    2021–2022    Undergraduate & Postgraduate Research Ethics Committee Faculty of Health, Social Care & Medicine

    2021–2022   PURE Lead – Department of Applied Health and Social Care

    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

    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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