Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (4-6-2016)

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Introduction to Killers Unit


Killers Unit

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

Today we are beginning a new unit and will need a new S.M.A.R.T. goal. Students will help today to write their new S.M.A.R.T.  goal using the previous one they created as a reference.

Previous student developed S.M.A.R.T. goal. ->

At the end of this unit students have stated they will understand how structured criminal organizations originated, remain in power, how they are affiliated, strategies they implement, and how dangerous each is. Additionally, students have stated they will have developed the following skills: reading, analysis, observation, and identification. Success will be measured by four specific student developed goal oriented objectives they have designed to measure success culminating in a student developed summative project at the end of this unit.

Downloadable  PDF -> Student SMART Goal Input – Organized Crime

*Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal written with this downloadable guide -> SmartGoals Template for Educators

Today’s Objective:

Students will assist in developing this unit’s S.M.A.R.T. goal and continue to gain a basic understanding of analyzing killers.

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


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

Resources for Today:

7 Key Theories on Why We Commit Crime

Organized vs Disorganized Killers Chart

Psychiatric Disorders Associated With Criminal Behavior V2


Warm Up – (10 minutes)

Go to and enter room “A89559b4”.

Results – *pending*

Task #1 – (10 minutes)

Since yesterday the most popular answer for “What would you like to do as your summative project for the Organized Crime Unit?” was “Design a poster, Tri-Fold, or Powerpoint” I developed instructions for this type of  summative assessment. Directions and rubric can be found below under the “Homework” section. We will go over the directions and rubric together right now so that there is no confusion and I will show you some examples of posters that have been turned in from past Criminal Behavior Classes. These examples will range from great work to work that needs improvement so you can see what to do and not to do.

Task #2 – (5 minutes)

Brief review on basic information concerning serial killers

Downloadable PDF -> Introduction to Analyzing Killers (V3)

Task #3 – (20 Minutes)

We will now wrap up the case study on Stacey Castor.

Original New York Daily New Article -> Woman gets 50 Years

If you were absent yesterday you need to download, save, and share the killer analysis form below.

Google link to video -> Video – Stacey Castor

Downloadable File -> Killer Case Analysis Form (Blank)

Task #4 – (20 minutes)

Now we will break into groups of four and analyze Stacey Castor. Each group of four will receive one large piece of paper and then design an agreed upon format for breaking down Stacey Castor’s style and mentality. At the end of the 20 minutes the poster will be put up and voted upon by peers. Once again extra credit will be given to the group that designs the best informational poster.

Task #5 – (40 minutes)

After Stacey Castor we are going to look at another killer and analyze their mentality for practice. Once again download, save, and share the form below.

Downloadable File -> Killer Case Analysis Form (Blank)

Ticket Out the Door (5 minutes):

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door


Organized Crime Summative Project Poster.

Due: Monday 4-11-2016

Downloadable Directions PDF -> Organized Crime Summative Project Poster Directions (V2)

Downloadable PDF -> Poster Peer Review Grading Sheet

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