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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

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