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social inquiry report

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(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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After retiring for 10 minutes to study social inquiry reports, magistrates decided to put the woman on probation for two years and ordered her to have psychiatric treatment.
30 years ago while preparing social inquiry reports for young people in trouble, I began to reflect on the importance of all families having their history told and this insight is sustained through chairing the pioneering Newbiggin by the Sea Genealogy Project.
Prosecutor Mr Smith requested that social inquiry reports be compiled on behalf of both men, in addition to psychiatric reports Howell and Martin face two additional murder charges - for the shooting deaths of Rafique "Power" Harris and Tony Louisa.
Judge Rae said: "I will have to obtain social inquiry reports and community service reports."
The town's magistrates remanded her on bail for a month pending social inquiry reports.
"Social inquiry reports have described Mr Hoggan as extremely childlike and someone who would be at risk of not really being able to stand up for himself," he said.
A number of medical and social inquiry reports were ordered by the Belfast Crown Court trial judge Mr Justice Sheil who last February freed Boothby on three year's probation following a lengthy plea from defence QC Andrew Donaldson who claimed "the consequences could be catastrophic to him if he is returned to custody".
But he felt the ruling should be made by the judge who would sentence the youth when he re-appears in court on July 11 after the preparation of social inquiry reports.
Judge Charles Harris QC adjourned sentence on Clarke, who was remanded in custody, so that social inquiry reports could be prepared.
It has long been accepted that social inquiry reports may make recommendations as to the sentence an offender should receive.
Sentence was adjourned until yesterday for social inquiry reports.
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