Juvenile Liaison

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

A devastating exposé of the now notorious police scheme to cope with potential young (from 7 years old) offenders. The film is a deliberately modest effort (it follows the work of one Lancashire juvenile liaison division over a seven-week period, is shot in available light, and made without TV-style window-dressing), yet it is hard to think of another British film that has so succinctly revealed the day-to-day mechanics whereby class and paternalistic authority are sustained. The collusion of the educational establishments is perhaps the hardest thing of all to take.


Release details

97 mins

Cast and crew

Nicholas Broomfield, Joan Churchill
Nicholas Broomfield, Joan Churchill