Periods 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (8-28-2015)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Behavioral Assessment of Correctional Inmates


Prison Systems

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

Students will be able to recognize the different correctional methodologies prisons around the world use when attempting to modify inmate behavior and formulate solutions to the weaknesses they identify in each system.

Today’s Objective:

Students will utilize their reference notebooks during an initial inmate behavioral analysis in order to gather enough evidence to compare and contrast their mentalities and reasons for turning to crime.

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


Task #1 – Get out your reference notebooks and lets get them ready for a notebook check today. Each aspect of the check will be worth 2 points. Today I will be looking for your name and information on the outside of the notebook, old essays, your table of contents, notes & graphs, and finally page numbers.

Task #2- Turn in your Richard Farley Beahvioral Analysis Essay and Guide to Stalker Deterence with substitite signatures on them from when I was gone this Wednesday and Thursday.

Task #3 – Due to a low overall class GPA we will forming up new groups in Period 2. When the grades begin to go up we can lose the seating chart.

Task #4 – Quick student survey

Task #5 – We are now going to pass back student work. Student volunteers would be much appreciated.

Task #6 – Now we will begin our initial behavioral analysis on four U.S. inmates at WaBash Correctional in Illinois. Grab a piece of copy paper and set it up like the observation note chart below. You can click/tap on the image to enlarge it.

Prisoner Analysis Grid

Additional Student Resources

For more information on the inmates we began looking at today please see the list of websites/downloadable files below.


Website – Christopher Trotter v State


Website – – James Dale Stone v State of Indiana

Website – Wave3News – Woman Faces Rapist in Floyd County Courtroom


Downloadable PDF -> Lukuman Aderibigbe – Motion to Appeal


Website – Miles Folsom – “Reign of Terror Comes to End”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s