Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (4-10-2015)

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Application of Serial Killer Behavioral Analysis Knowledge


Serial Killers

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.

Today’s Objective:

Students will apply their recently gained knowledge for analyzing a person’s behavior to the case of the Salt Lake City  Bombings. They will be using a grid base and form to do their analysis. Success will be measured on how successful they are at stating their analysis and backing it up with evidence from the case.

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)


One-on-One Murder, Modus-Operandi, signature, characteristics, antecedent behavior


Task #1 – Quick Question – What was the primary mentality you classified Stacy Castor as? Why?

Task #2 – Quick share out of your write ups on the Stacy Castor case from yesterday.

Downloadable File -> killer-case-analysis-form – Stacy Castor (4-9-2015)

Task #3 – Several of you have asked clarifying questions or emailed me with questions about the project. I want to break down what I expect from you on your essay projects that are due next Friday (4-17-2105). Below is a downloadable file from when we went through the instructions today.

Downloadable File -> Serial Killer Essay Explanation

Task #4 – Now we will be looking at a case from a type of killer we have never looked at. We have looked over serial killers, murderers, and now we will look at a bomber. The mentality of a bomber differs in several regards from the other two. We will set up our papers just like we have the last two cases.

Downloadable File -> Killer Case Analysis Form (Blank)


Serial Killer/ Mass Murderer Project – Several students asked for the instructions for the unit project so that they could begin. I have attached them to the lesson plan today for those of you who want to start early. This project is due 4-17-2015. In case you have forgotten who you chose the sign up sheet is scanned and attached below.

Downloadable File ->  Instructions for Serial Killer Project (V3)

Downloadable File -> Serial Killer Essay Explanation

Downloadable File -> Period 1 – Criminal Behavior – Killer sign up sheet (Apr 2, 2015)