Today’s Topic –
The Seven Theories on Why We Commit Crime
Teaching Objective –
Students will practice identifying, analyzing, and then appropriately classifying cases using the seven key theories on why we commit crime.
Students will be introduced to classifying killers based on if they are organized or disorganized.
Teaching Agenda –
Task #1 – Today we will start experimenting with using the Chrome books in class. Go ahead and grab a chrome book from the cart and bring it back to your desk. Once there go ahead and turn it on and try to login.
Task #2 – Read the Introductory Homicide Case Study #1 below.
Downloadable File (PDF) -> Introductory Homicide Case Study #1
Downloadable File (.docx) -> Introductory Homicide Case Study #1
Task #3 – Having read over the case study. Which of the seven key theories on why we commit crime would best explain his behavior? Think about your answer and make sure you have three specific pieces of evidence to back it up. Once you have reached your conclusion click on this link and post your response ->
Task #4 – Introduction to organized vs disorganized killers. To download a quick reference guide click here -> Organized vs Disorganized Killers Chart
Task #5 – Once you have reviewed the chart click on the link below and state what type of killer you think the man in Introductory Homicide Case Study #1 is. Remember to first state what type of killer you think he is and then back it up by citing three specific pieces of evidence.
Task #6 – When you have finished making your posts on both discussion forums go back and read what your peers have written. Choose one response per discussion board and constructively add to their response. If you agree with what they have written begin your response with “I agree with your analysis for the following reasons…” or if you disagree begin with ” I disagree with your analysis for the following reasons…..”. Make sure to back up what you say with evidence.
Ticket Out the Door
On your given index card please respond to the following questions:
1 How much computer experience do you have?
Period 2 – “A Lot” – 17 students, “Average” – 4 students, “A Little” – 9 students
Period 3 – “A Lot” – 15 students, “Average” – 8 students, “A Little” – 10 students
2. Do we need to revisit the organized/disorganized killer information or are you good?
Period 2 – Confident – 22 students, “Meh” – 5 students, Need to Review – 3 students
Period 3 – Confidern – 26 students, “Meh” – 6 students, Need to Review – 1 student
3. Do you have internet at home?
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4. Do you have a smart phone that can access the website?
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5. (Period 3 question only) How do you think today went with doing all the work online? Should we do it again sometime?
Period 3 – “Great/Good/Yes” – 30 students, “Alright/No” – 3 students.
6. (Period 3 question only) Does the format of the website make sense?
Period 3 – “Yes” – 30 students, “Kinda” – 2 students, “No” – 1 student