Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (2-23-2016)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Problems in U.S. Prisons


Prison Systems

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will be able to recognize the different correctional methodologies prisons around the world use when attempting to modify inmate behavior and formulate solutions to the weaknesses they identify in each system.

Today’s Objective(s):

  1. Students identify a problem in a specific prison or detention center, develop a mission statement with goals and objectives

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


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Warm Up (5 minutes)

Go to and enter room number “A89559b4”.

Results -> *pending*

Task #1 ( 5 minutes) – Set Up

You will begin your summative project or the prison system today. Right now you need to decide if you want to work by yourself, in a pair, or up to a group of four. Bear in mind that google documents who contributes what so if someone in a larger group of four does not contribute to the common document it will show and they will receive zero credit.

Task #2 (15 minutes) – Planning 

Each person, pair, or team needs to download the document below. Share it with your pair or team and then share it to me. You will have to find a real prison or detention center, identify the main problem they suffer from, what they are doing to correct it, and then providing a research based suggestion to help fix their problem.

Google .doc -> Misson Statements, Goals, and Objectives

Task #3 (30 minutes) – Action Time

Now that you have established your mission statement and goals you need to establish tasks for each person to accomplish today. Each person needs to create a google based assignment today and then complete it.

Task #4 (30 minutes) – E-Mail

With your mission statements, goals, and objectives in mind create a common google document for your team entitled “Prison Problem E-mail – Period 3 -( Your Group Members First Names). This will be your rough draft e-mail before you actually send it.

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