Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (4-14-2015)

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Application of 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 Charles Manson. 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 Quiz -“What are two similarities between Seda (Zip Guns), Hoffman (Bombs), and Caster (AntiFree)?”

Task #2 – Pracitice writing conclusions. I noticed yesterday that the conclusions you guys turned in were weaker than usual. I just want to make sure we are good with writing conclusions.

Downloadable File -> Conclusion practice writing

Task #3 – Go ahead and set up another killer analysis form.

Downloadable File -> Killer Case Analysis Form (Blank)

Task #4 – Now we are going to briefly look over the Charles Manson interview from 1987. This will give us a Disciple example.

Task #5  – Don’t forget your projects are due this Friday. I will be leaving time in class available today for us to cover any questions you may have about the assignment. I also will be giving you more questions for your consideration if you have run into a wall with your writing.

PDF Downloadable Version ->Serial Killer Project

PPT Downloadable Version -> Serial Killer Project


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)