Introduction to Serial Killer Behavioral Analysis
Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:
Students will be able to behaviorally analyze a killer without teacher’s assistance with 80% accuracy in 4 of 5 trials.
Students will be given basic knowledge of the following famous serial killers: John Wayne Gacy, Albert Fish, Andrei Chikatilo, and Jeffery Dahmer. After initially reviewing this information students will retain their fundamental knowledge through some basic memory exercises.
Behavioral Norms (Student Developed):
- “Respect others opinions”- Selena (20 votes)
- “Staying on task” – Israel /Ally/Kenny ( 21 votes)
- “Only one person is allowed to talk at a time” – Charles (22 votes)
- “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)
One-on-One Murder, Modus-Operandi, signature, characteristics
Task #1 – Quick quiz to see what we have retained from yesterday.
Question: “What is the difference between a modus operandi and a signature?”
Task #2 – Quick verbal review of yesterday’s material
Task #3 – Introductory questions to go with todays video clips. Today we will be seeing experts ( Harold Schechter-author, Jack Levin – criminologist, Col. Robert K. Ressler – Founder of FBI -Behavioral Science Unit, Richar Laurie – Author) discuss the backgrounds and mental states of Gacy, Fish, Chikatilo, and Dahmer. As they are discussing I want you to answer a set of questions that have previously been prepared by me for you. These questions are meant to help you remember key pieces of information becuase I will be asking deeper follow up questions when we are finished.
Downloadabale File -> Introduction to Serial Killers – Video Questions
Task #4 – After we answer the follow up questions I will be asking you to classify each of the killers we have briefly learned about using the notes you recieved yesterday from the Department of Justice.
Downloadable File -> Introduction to Serial Killer Analysis (V2)