Period 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (9-8-2015)

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Prison Systems –Student Prison Development


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 list and relate the information they have gained from the prison unit thus far. Following this students will identify the purpose, design, and rules of a prison of their own design in order to correct the weaknesses they have found from analyzing various prison systems from around the world.

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


Task #1 – Students will utilize their U.S. vs Russian Prison system venn diagram to start their 4 way venn diagram with Mexico & Peru.

Task #2 – Students will be introduced to how Mexico and Peru have established their prisons. While they are being introduced they will finish filling out their 4 way venn diagram like the one depicted below.

4 Way Venn Diagram

Task #3 – Students will use the backside of their 4 way venn diagram paper to identify the four standard types of prisons like the ones depicted below with their pros and cons.

Prison Layouts

Task #4 – Students will use a new blank piece of paper to briefly design a prison that address the weaknesses they have identified thus far. On the bake side of the paper they will like corrections that they would attempt to impliment in the U.S. Prison system in order to address the weaknesses currently found.


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