Period 1 -Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (4-22-2015)

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Antecedents to Juvenile Crimal Offenders


Juvenile Offenders

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

Students will assist in determing the best legal course of action to help lower the juvenile re-incarceration rate.

Today’s Objective:

Students will gain a basic understanding of the antecedents to juvenile criminal behavior.

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 – We will be creating a web based grahic organizer to map our antecedent behaviors we already know that affect teenage offenders. There is an example below to follow.

Blank Web

Task #2 – Next we will be analyzing some trends in the following data. We are looking for three trends in each graph.

Child Incarceration Statistics 1 Gang Statistics 1 Juvenile Violent Crime Statistics Teen Addictions Statistics

Task #3 – 4 square exercise to analyze several film clips from the series “Scared Straight”. There is an example below of what a 4 square looks like.

Descriptive Terms & Phrases Organizer