Period 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (12-8-2015)

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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 continue to enhance their own reflective questions via based on Dr. Aadomt’s work on serial killers from Radford University that we examined last week. Today is day number two on this objective.

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


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


Warm Up:

1.What is the strangest fact you have learned from Dr. Aamodt’s work about serial killers? Why do you believe it to be so strange?

2. What is it about the United States that you think could explain why we as a nation produce so many serial killers?

Task #1:

Space Race – – Today’s quiz was developed by someone in your class yesterday.


  1. Go to M.SOCRATIVE.COM and enter the room number: “A89559B4″. 
  2. Answer the 20 questions to the best of your ability.

Task #2:

After we take the student developed socrative quiz today lets do a quick discussion on what was good and what could be improved.

Task #3:

Students will now go to and continue to improve their own 20 questions about serial killers based on Dr. Aamodt’s work. Once you are done improving your questions you will be adding 10 more questions for a total of 30 questions.

Downloadable PDF Resource -> Serial Killer Presentation by Dr. Mike Aamodt

Task #4: 

When you finish improving your quiz grab a small piece of paper off the back desk and write your name on it followed by the “SOC-xxxxxxxx” number at the top of the quiz your created. This is to play it safe again. With that number I can imput your work today into my own account.

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door