Period 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (12-11-2015)

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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 take and analyze the results of an exam they wrote about serial killers based on Dr. Aamodt’s work.

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


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


Warm Up:

*Today’s warm up will be skipped to make more room for the serial killer exam.

Task #1:

  1. Grab a Chromebook and login
  2. Go to and login to the site
  3. Get mentally ready for the exam.

Task #2:

After everyone finishes the exam we are going to look over the results question by question to see where we were weak and where we were strong.

Task #3:

If there is time remaining I want to get us ready for the case study we will be doing next week. If you finish the exam early feel free to download the document directly below and save it into your personal google docs account. We will be working on this psychological evaluation paper almost all next week.

Downloadable .Doc File -> Psychological Evaluation Paper Template for Students (V2)

Downloadable PDF ->PsychEval – Victor Yang Ungraded Example – Here is that ungraded example from a student from 2014 as reference for how to fill out the report. This is not an “A” quality paper nor is it the case from today so don’t try to copy and paste from it. Just use it as a reference for how another student attempted to analyze this case.

Rubric for assignment.

Downloadable PDF ->Psychological Evaluation Student Developed Point Rubric

Downloadable PDF ->Psychological Evaluation Final Exam Teacher Grading Sheet

Case Study Reference Material:

Wikipedia Link -> Zodiac Killer

Downloadable PDF ->7 Key Theories on Why We Commit Crime

Downloadable PDF ->Organized vs Disorganized Killer Chart

Downloadable PDF ->Psychiatric Disorders Associated with Criminal Behavior (V2)

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door

Special Thanks:

To Arriana G. My daughter loves the bracelet you got her!