Period 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (11-16-2015)

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Introduction to Serial Killer Behavioral Analysis


Serial Killers

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

Students will be able to behaviorally analyze a killer without teacher’s assistance with 80% accuracy in 4 of 5 trials by completion of the unit.

*Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal written with this downloadable guide -> SmartGoals Template for Educators

Today’s Objective:

Students will demonstrate introductory level understanding of how to behaviorally break down a serial killer’s personality to 70% accuracy. This will be demonstrated by their academic paragraphs analyzing the fictional character of Norman Bates.

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


One-on-One Murder, Modus-Operandi, signature, characteristics


Warm Up:

When you come in today you will see a grid like the one pictured below. As a group determine, diagnose Norman Bates and when you reach a common answer for the fields to address send one representative to the board to fill it out for your group. Once we are finished we can compare our answers with those from last semester’s criminal behavior class.

Norman Bates Behavioral Breakdown Grid

Student Warm Up Results:

Period 2:

Period 3:

Task #1 –

Break out your Norman Bates papers from Friday. Both classes were only able to get through collecting basic facts to familiarize themselves with the case. We will be moving from this point forward.

Downloadable PDF -> Norman Bates Analysis Form

Downloadable PDF -> Introduction to Serial Killer Analysis (V2)

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door


Due: 11/20/2015

Organized Crime Summative Project Poster.

Downloadable Directions PDF -> Organized Crime Poster Directions