Period 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (12-14-2015)

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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(s):

Students will analyze the results of their exam from Friday.

Students will begin to become familiar with the Zodiac Killer case in order to prepare to write a full psychological evaluation of the killer.

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


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


Warm Up:


When you have answer the questions below put your answers in the “Ticket Out the Door” box in the back of the room.

  1. On a scale of 1-10 how would you rank Mr. Tyler as a teacher? 1 = awful, 5 = typical, 10 = Amazing!
  2. What would you say is his greatest strength?
  3. What would you say is his greatest weakness?

Task #1:

First thing we are going to do today is breakdown the results of Friday’s test. Download your classe’s results below and look them over.

Period 2 Test Results -> Period 2 – Serial Killer Exam Results (12-11-2015)

Period 3 Test Results -> Period 3 – Serial Killer Exam Results (12-11-2015)

Task #2:

After you have downloaded the results open the word document below and save it to your google docs account. As soon as your done saving in your account share the document to this e-mail:

Downloadable .doc File -> Test Results Analysis (Your Name)

Task #3:

In order to get ready to do a full psychological analysis on the Zodiac killer we first need to look over the case. We are going to initially do this by looking over video clips from the film “Zodiac” and utilizing a basic observation form that is downloadable below.  As soon as your done downloading and saving this file to your account share the document to this e-mail:

Downloadable .doc File -> Zodiac Killer Observation Notes

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door


The Psychological Evaluation below is what we will be turning in before we go on break. If you would like to get started download the .doc file below and read through the supplementary information below on the Zodiac killer.

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)