Professor Dr. Walter Perron was born in Worms/Rhein in 1956. He studied law in Mannheim and Freiburg, where he obtained his PhD and Habilitation. Between 1993 and 2002 he worked at the Universities of Tübingen, Konstanz and Mainz. Since 2003 he has been professor at the University of Freiburg, where he was the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law from 2004 to 2006 and the Dean from 2006 to 2008. Professor Perron is Deputy Speaker of the International Max Planck Research School for Comparative Criminal Law. His research interests are comparative criminal law and criminal procedural law.