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Dr Nicholas Longpré

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Law, Criminology & Policing

Department: Law, Criminology & Policing

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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

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