Director: Various

Cast: Various

UK 2009 | Black & White, Colour | 296 mins | Documentary

Avaliable on: DVD

The Central Office of Information (COI) was established in 1946 and has since produced thousands of films that reflected the changing face of a nation, and world, in flux. Volume 1 of the COI Collection tackles crime, juvenile delinquency, policing and the justice system. A variety of styles and genres - story documentary, drama, public information shorts, cinemagazines, etc - are employed to deliver crime prevention messages and bolster recruitment in this area. These films provide a wonderful record of British life in a seemingly more innocent age.