Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (4-14-2016)

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Introduction to 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 demonstrate introductory level understanding of how to behaviorally break down a serial killer’s personality to 70% accuracy. This will be demonstrated by their responses to the experts information about serial killers.

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


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


Warm Up (6 minutes)

What is the difference between a mission oriented killer and a visionary style killer?

Head to and enter room “A89559b4”

Results -> *pending*

Task #1: (50 minutes)

Today we will be seeing experts ( Harold Schechter-author, Jack Levin – criminologist, Col. Robert K. Ressler – Founder of FBI -Behavioral Science Unit, Richar Laurie – Author) discuss the backgrounds and mental states of Gacy, Fish, Chikatilo, and Dahmer. As they are discussing I want you to answer a set of questions that have previously been prepared by me for you. These questions are meant to help you remember key pieces of information becuase I will be asking deeper follow up questions when we are finished. Do not forget to SHARE the file to me!

Downloadabale File -> Analyzing Serial Killers Introductory Questions

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

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