Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult.
Born on 24th January, 1950, in Esslingen. Study of law Univ. Tübingen and Freiburg, doctorate Univ. Freiburg (1979), habilitation in criminology, criminal justice, juvenile criminal justice, enforcement of sentence Univ. Freiburg (1991), professor of criminal law and criminology at Univ. Constance (1992) and Dresden (1993), honorary professor of criminology and criminal law at Univ. Freiburg and director and scientific member at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (since 1997).
Guest professor at the Law Faculty of Renmin University of China/PR China (2004), permanent faculty membership of the Faculty of Law of Qom High Education Center, Teheran/Iran (2004), guest professor at the Law Faculty of Wuhan Univ./PR China (2005).