social inquiry report


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social inquiry report

n
(Law) (in Britain) a report on a person and his or her circumstances, which may be required by a court before sentencing and is made by a probation officer or a social worker from a local authority social services department
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"The court may benefit from a social inquiry report.
A social inquiry report prepared and filed before the court by Imenti North Probation Officer P.W Kioko recommended the accused serves a custodial sentence.
A social inquiry report on the accused person, revealed that he hails from Ebushirikha village in Khwisero Sub-county and since 2013 to the date he committed the criminal offence he was a farm hand for one Mr Samuel Muhoro.
Georgina, 24, responded: "We were led to believe that the appeal wouldn't go through because of his social inquiry report and how bad the content was.
Georgina, 24, told the Record: "We were led to believe that the appeal wouldn't go through because of his social inquiry report and how bad the content was.
A social inquiry report analysing the behaviour of the boy was presented to the judge during the hearing, which took place behind closed doors.
A social inquiry report on Tombs said he fully accepted responsibility for his actions and regretted his behaviour.
Sheriff John Montgomery referred to a social inquiry report which stated that, while Kelly led a lifestyle in which drug use was "commonplace", he did not consider it "problematic".
The QC urged the judge to be "careful" when considering a critical social inquiry report on Cunningham as the social work department "were not a disinterested party in this case".
A social inquiry report said he was aware of right and wrong.
The case was adjourned for a social inquiry report.
To that end -- and marking a symbolic break with the previous terminology -- the Act replaced the social inquiry report (SIR) with the pre-sentence report (PSR).(1) Some things were not intended to change.
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