This course will provide a basic understanding of substantive and procedural criminal law, including due process, probable cause, statutory and case law, authorities governing criminal law, and the rules of criminal procedure. Students will also review the structure of the criminal court system. This course provides application of the substantive and procedural safeguards to a case study in representing either the state or a defendant in a criminal law proceeding. This course is consistent with the University mission statement: An independent voice in higher education, William Woods University distinguishes itself as a student-centered and professions-oriented university committed to the values of ethics, self-liberation, and lifelong education of students in the world community.