Entry from British & World English dictionary
(In the UK) a report made by a probation officer or social worker on a person’s character and circumstances, which may be required by a court before sentencing.
- Refusing bail, Sheriff Graeme Napier deferred sentence until December 15 for a social inquiry report and community service assessment.
- Sentence was deferred until January 16 for social inquiry reports.
- Before deciding on the ‘disposal’ of first-time offenders, judges send for social inquiry reports.
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