Master of Laws, Jagellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 1954. Doctor of Laws, Jagellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 1962. Doctor habilitatus, Jagellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 1968.
Extraordinary professor law, Jagellonian University, 1979. Full professor law, Jagellonian University, 1987. Doctorate (honorary), M. Curie Sklodowska University, Lublin, 2004.
Procurator/public prosecutor Prokuratura Wojewódzka, Cracow, 1954-1962. Assistant Jagellonian University, 1956-1989, professor assistant, 1970-1979, professor law, since 1979, head of the chair of criminal procedure, 1974—2002, director university museum, since 1977.
Member of Polish Academy of Sciences, Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften, International Committee Museum, Association International de Droit Penal, Polish Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Married Anna Maria Rajchel, December 10, 1958. 1 child, Jakub.