Central Office of Information - Police and Thieves
The Central Office of Information (COI) was established in April 1946 and has produced thousands of films that reflected the culture and concerns of the nation. 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 – are employed to deliver crime prevention messages and bolster recruitment in this area. The wonderful selection of films on this two-disc set have been newly transferred to High-Definition from the original film elements. An accompanying booklet provides comprehensive notes and essays from academics and film historians.