Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (2-13-2015)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

The U.S. Prison System


Prison Systems

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

90% of students will be able to state the differences and similarities with different prison systems from around the world as well as know the pros and cons to these various systems.

Today’s Objective:

Students will be examining the externalities (side effects) caused by the prison system.

Behavioral Norms (Student Developed):

  1. “Respect others opinions”- Selena (20 votes)
  2. “Staying on task” – Israel /Ally/Kenny ( 21 votes)
  3. “Only one person is allowed to talk at a time” – Charles (22 votes)
  4. “If you feel like you are going to lose control or getting irritated you need to let Mr. Tyler know and stand outside his door” – Tyler (23 votes)


Maximum Security; Prison; inmate; Caucasian Mountain Shepard


Task #1 – Turn in Venn Diagram, Questions, and prison design.

Task #2 – We will watch about 20 minutes of a prison documentary on Utah State Prison. Our goal will be to make a list of externalities we see caused by the prison system. For example: prisons facilitating gang recruting and inmates developing a mail system to communicate with other inmates.

Task #3 – Brief discussion on the externalities we saw and opportunity to compare notes.

Ticket Out the Door:

What was the biggest externality you saw?