Source: (1999) International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council (ISPAC) of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme. Downloaded 19 April 2005.

In September, 1998 the Executive Committee of ISPAC established a working group of Resource Committee No. 1, Victims, and requested a draft report on Restorative Justice Issues. This report is a brief synopsis of the literature and materials that have come to the attention of the Committee. The materials are extensive and there are a significant number of individual scholars and practitioners, groups and organizations devoted to the advancement of Restorative Justice Principles. The entire content of this report is based on the works and materials supplied by these individuals and groups and is used freely. (excerpt)