Criminal Law Reform Now Network

Launched in 2017 and partly funded by the AHRC, the mission of the Criminal Law Reform Now Network (CLRN Network) is to facilitate collaboration between academics and other legal experts to gather and disseminate comprehensible proposals for criminal law reform to the wider community. We include members of the public and mainstream media as well as legal professionals, police, policymakers and politicians. Our proposals might require legislation but we do not restrict ourselves to such projects. Reforms which public bodies such as the Home Office, Police or CPS can bring about by internal policies interest us, as do reforms which require the support of some of the judiciary, bearing in mind the proper judicial constraints on law making. We are ready to consult with and make suggestions to anyone who has the power to bring about reform.


Our current projects focus on:

1) The Computer Misuse Act 1990

2) The system of Private Prosecutions




10 Dec 19


Reforming the Computer Misuse Act 1990 - Report Launch


Our first project report - Reforming the Computer Misuse Act 1990 - will launch at Westminster 22nd Jan 2020. The report and exec summary will also be available on our website Thanks to all our contributors, across academia, legal practice and industry!


05 Aug 19


Book Review of our 2019 collection 'Criminal Law Reform Now: Proposals and Critique'


Check out this month's edition of the Criminal Law Review for a review of our 2019 collection Criminal Law Reform Now: Proposals and Critique (Crim. L.R. 2019, 9, 820-824). Many thanks to Professor Bob Sullivan for writing the review. 


16 May 19

Computer Misuse Act Scrutiny Event


Many thanks to everyone who contributed to our scrutiny event on the 7th May. We are now in the process of gathering final comments and edits to feed back to the chapter authors. Please look out for the launch of our final report in January 2020.