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

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

  1. Norman Bates Analysis
    Section 1 : Case Facts ( 15 )
    1. Bathroom scares Norman Bates
    2. Mommas Boy
    3. Been in an mental institution
    4. Stuffs Birds
    5. Leaving Scares Him
    6. Shocked When He Sees Her Dead
    7. When he felt attracted to a girl , the mom side would kill her
    8. Mother Blames The Son For The Murder
    9. Perserved His Mom’s Body
    10. Mother is his BestFriend
    11. Committed Murder before
    12. Mad about the idea of a Old people home
    13. Mission was to protect his mom
    14. Loud Argument With Himself
    Section 2 : Behavioral Triggers
    * Triggers of his behavior was the bathroom in the motel room and talking about sending his mom away.
    Section 3 : Signature
    * Putting bodies in a marsh and using a shower curtain as a tarp to cover the bodies .
    Section 4 : Modus Operandi
    * Object – None
    * Time – nighttime
    * Style – hotel manager
    * Tale – Mommas Boy
    * Pals – his ” Mom”
    * Transport – victims vehicle
    * Trademark – Spying , Taxidermy , Knife
    Section 5 : Mentality Breakdown
    Type |. |Percent | Evidence
    Power Oriented. | 30%. | Only Kills Women
    Mission Oriented| 10%. | Kills All Women he’s attracts to
    Visionary | 10%. | His Mother Tells Him
    Hedonistic. | 0% |
    Comfort. |. 0%. |
    Disciple. |. 50%. | His “Mother”

    Section 6 : Costa’s Questions
    1. How would you prioritize the evidence to examine and present as the prosecution in court ?

    Section 7 : Killer Analysis Paragraph
    Norman Bates was a killer that had a mental disorder. Bates suffered from dissociative ID disorder. When he was young he killed his mom and her boyfriend , he didn’t understand and thought his mom replaced him. He grew up thinking his mom never died and she was inside of him. Bates managed the motel he did all his crime in . His signature after his crime was to put the bodies and their belongings in their car and push them into a marsh full of quicksand like substance. To trigger his “mother” side was talking about leaving the property and the bathroom in Room 1 . In the shower was where he “mother” would stab the women and leave them there dead.

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