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

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Final Project

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

Students will successfully develop a rubric for their Cold Case Psychological Evaluation to 100% school standards. This will be measured by students working together to produce a common document to completion.


Serial Killer ; Psychology


Task #1 – Quiz – “What mental disorder do you think the Zodiac Killer suffered from that best explains his actions?”

Results: Common Answer – Anti-Social Personality Disorder, due to his lack of caring about human life.

Task #2 – In groups I want you to chart out your information on the graph I have made on the board.

Results: (Click/Tap to enlarge)


Task #3 – Class vote: “How many people finished the example Cold Case Psychological Evaluation that we did on the Zodiac killer?”

Results: 40% completed assignment 60% needed more time.

Task #4 – As a class we are going to finish the example Cold Case Psychological Evaluation. I will highlight each section as we cover it.

Results: Psych Report – Zodiac Case Example (Finished Version)

Task #5- Now together we are going to develop a rubric for our Cold Case Psychological Evaluation final project for Criminal Behavior.

Results: Cold Case – Psychological Evaluation Student Developed Rubric


Keep working on your final papers. You now have a printed copy of the form and we have created a cheet sheet in class over the last couple days so you can see what each section should contain.

Student Resources:

Organized vs Disorganized Killers Chart

Psychiatric Disorders Associated With Criminal Behavior V2