Interpsy: Psychology, Criminal Interrogation and the Impact of Knowledge, 1880-1940


This page contains publications resulting from the project and its predecessors.


Elwin Hofman, “A Useful Science: Criminal Interrogation and the Turn to Psychology in Germany Around 1800,” Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 58 (2022): 319-334.

Elwin Hofman & Gerrit Verhoeven (eds.), “Confess and you’ll Feel Better! Cultures of Criminal Interrogation, 1650-1850.” Special issue of Crime, History & Societies / Crime, histoire & sociétés 26 (2022) 5-118.


Elwin Hofman, Trials of the Self: Murder, Mayhem and the Remaking of the Mind, 1750-1830 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2021).

Elwin Hofman, “Corporeal Truth: Conscience, Fear and the Body in French Criminal Interrogations, 1750-1850,” Cultural and Social History 18 (2021): 61-78.

Elwin Hofman, “Gender op de pijnbank. Mannelijkheid en vrouwelijkheid in Franse criminele ondervragingen in de achttiende eeuw,” Nieuwe Tijdingen. Over vroegmoderne geschiedenis 5 (2021): 89-106.


Elwin Hofman, “Spatial Interrogations: Space and Power in French Criminal Justice, 1750-1850,” law&history 7:2 (2020): 155-181.