Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (12-11-2014)

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Topic:

Final Project

S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will finish demonstrating successfully setting up their cold case psychologist reports to 90% accuracy. This will be measured by reviewing student developed reports based on the zodiac killer cold case we looked at yesterday in class.

Vocabulary:

Serial Killer ; Psychology

Agenda:

Task #1 – Get out the example Psychological Report we began writing as a class yesterday on the Zodiac Killer.

Task #2 – Today you will be finishing the rest of this report in class. The sections we have not completed yet are listed below:

Behavioral Observations:

Was the killer organized or disorganized? What evidence do you have to support your belief? Use your organized/disorganized killer chart.

What signs of stalking do you think the killer had? In other words, how do you think the killer acted like a stalker? Use geographic profiling to chart out where the killer struck. Mark these on a map and put circles around these areas. Just like your worksheet. These are used to hopefully see where the killer is targeting.

Cognitive Functioning:

What psychiatric (mental) disorders do you think the killer suffered from? What evidence do you have to support your belief?

Summary:

Briefly summarize the report as a whole.  Some audiences (judges, busy psychiatrists) read only the summary, so you must be succinct, clear, and direct. 

Recommendations:  Who specifically should law enforcement be looking for? Be descriptive as possible. What ethnicity? What type of job? What type of personality?

Homework:

Make sure you are beginning to write up your Psychological report. Don’t wait till the last minute. If you run into trouble e-mail me at CTyler@stocktonusd.net

Student Resources:

Organized vs Disorganized Killers Chart

Psychiatric Disorders Associated With Criminal Behavior V2