Period 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (8-26-2015)

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Escalation of Stalking behavior



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

Students will be able to identify types of stalkers in 3 of 4 trials with 85% accuracy.

Today’s Objective:

Students will formulate a seven paragraph criminal behavior analysis on Richard Farley using their observation notes and reference notebooks.

*Lesson objective written with this downloadable guide -> Writing Learning Objectives Guide


I’m sorry I cannot be with you today. I will be back tomorrow. Today while I am gone you are going to use your reference notebooks and observation notes from the stalking case of Laura Black v Richard Farley to write a rough draft of your Richard Farley Criminal Behavior Analysis Paper. The outline you need to follow is below. You only have this class period to finish this seven paragraph practice paper. When you are done signal the substitute and they will sign the top left hand side of the paper. This will indicate to me that you finished your work on time. Hold onto your paper. You will be responsible for turning it in at the beginning of class tomorrow. Additionally, when you have a substitute teacher the day itself will be worth 25 participation points. During class the substitute will monitor your behavior and work habits. If you are on task you will earn your full points. If you are not, then the substitute teacher will mark down your name and recommended to me how many points they feel you earned. Just to clarify, the substitute is not grading your behavior. They are observing you and recommending to me how many participation points they feel your actions deserved while I was gone.

Essay Outline:

Title: Richard Farley Criminal Behavior Analysis Paper

Paragraph 1 – Introduction: Make your overall claims about Richard Farley’s behavior. All claims and evidence made in the introduction should be detailed in the paragraphs that follow.

Paragraph 2 – Which of the seven key theories on why we commit crime do you feel best explains why Richard Farley turned criminal? Back up with a minimum of three pieces of evidence.

Paragraph 3 – Is Richard Farley an organized or disorganized killer? Back up with a minimum of three pieces of evidence.

Paragraph 4 – Do you believe Richard Farley suffered from a psychiatric disorder? If so, what disorder and what evidence backs up your opinion. If not, explain why he was in his right mind and no disorder was present.

Paragraph 5 – What type of stalker do you believe Richard Farley was? Of the five types pick one and defend why he was this type of stalker.

Paragraph 6 – Of the seven stages of stalker behavior which stage do you believe Richard Farley reached and why? Defend your position with three pieces of evidence.

Paragraph 7 – Closing: Tie all information together and explain what we can learn about stalker behavior from analyzing this case. Why is this case important to know?

Teachers Note – 

This essay, as well as all others, will be graded using my essay rubric. To see this rubric download a copy below.

Downloadable PDF -> Mr. Tyler’s Essay Grading Rubric

Additionally, do not forget to go to the “Grades” page to see how you are doing currently. Period 2’s grade information has already been posted with Period 3 coming soon. It will be posted no later than this afternoon.