Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (2-27-2015)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Types of Stalking



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

Students will be able to identify stages and types of stalkers in 3 of 4 trials with 85% accuracy.

Today’s Objective:

Students will be taking the data from the full report (Stalking Report – FULL (Writing Stalking Law) and developing a better Stalking law for the State of California to be submitted to the Department of Justice for consideration. We began this objective yesterday and will be attempting to complete it today.

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)




Task #1 – Writing a Stalking Law Individually

Step #1 – Defining the word

  • Define the word “Stalking”.

Step #2 – evidence

  • What evidence will the court need to convict? Physical? Witnesses? Both?

Step #3 – Sentencing

  • what sentencing should the state of California use? Look back at the sentencing primary document for ideas.

Step #4 – Explanation.

  • Why did you choose this form of sentencing?

Task #2 – We will continue to work together as a group to develop our stalking law. We may even pull in and review a new case today if we need a refresher of the problem we are dealing with.

Student Work Evidence (Revised):

Stalking Defined– Stalking is when someone is following your movement on multiple occasions after being told to desist. Harassment of the person includes, but is not limited to, pursing/following, or nonconsensual contact.

As Defined by us (C.C.H.S. – -Criminal Behavior Period 1) –

Harassment – Aggressive/persistent pressure of intimidation in a repeated way. Repeated = > 5 instances across two weeks.

Pursuing – Following person to their work, home, or places frequented by person for a long distance of time with the intent to force nonconsensual contact. Frequented locations will be defined as consistent personal places of interaction.

Nonconsensual Contact – Unwanted letters/notes, e-mail, text, or packages, phone calls, faxes, social networking websites (etc: xbox, playstation, Facebook), pagers,

Evidence – Unwanted pictures/video taken, witness testimony in writing if any, packages/letters from accused party or any other unwanted items, security camera footage.

Sentencing –

Violation of Court Order (Restraining Order) – *To Be Determined*

1st Offense Conviction –  30 –  60 days / $500 – $15,000 / and/or mandatory therapy sessions in state rehabilitation center.

2nd Offense Conviction – 2-5 years / $5,000 – $25,000 / ankle bracelet upon release