Period 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (12-18-2015)

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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 finish writing a psychological report on the Zodiac Killer utilizing Google docs.

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


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


Warm Up:

*Due to the minimum day I will be suspending the warm up for today to make more room for the Psychological Evaluation.

Task #1:

Grab a chrome book and download the psychological evaluation paper template below if you were absent yesterday. Then open it in google docs and click “Share”. It is a blue button on the top right corner. It will then ask if you want to save as a google doc. You want to click “Yes”. Then wait until the blue share button goes back to dark blue. Click on it again and share to “”.

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

Use your observation notes, reference notebooks, and the reference tools below listed under Homework to help you fill out your report.

If you were here yesterday today is the last day to complete the psychological evaluation.

Additionally, MAKE SURE you have submitted the following before leaving today:

  • Modified PowerPoint of Dr. AAmodt’s work on Serial Killers
  • You exam that you wrote in
  • Your exam analysis is complete
  • Your Psychological Evaluation is complete

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)

Downloadable PDF ->Psychological Evaluation Student Developed Point Rubric

Downloadable PDF ->Psychological Evaluation Final Exam Teacher Grading Sheet