Person 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (4-27-2016)

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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:

Students will be continuing to write their psychological evaluations on the Zodiac killer and beginning their pschological evaluation on Arthur ShawCrosss for practice.

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


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


Warm Up:

Before you do the warm up today read this article -> GeekWire -Lawsuit targets Snapchat for 107 – mph crash.

Head to and enter room “A89559b4”

Results -> *pending*

Task #1

First up lets take the quiz again, but this time the answers and questions will be scrambled and you will only have 4 minutes to finish. We are shooting for 100% on every question!!


  1. Go to M.SOCRATIVE.COM and enter the room number: “A89559B4″. 
  2. Answer the 20 questions to the best of your ability.

Task #2

We will be using the resources below today in our writing.

Online Resource – Arthur ShawCross

YouTube -> Arthur ShawCross

Cornell Notes ->Cornell Notes – Arthur ShawCross – Your Name

Task #3 

We are going to write this paper together. I will walk you through this one and you can see if you need to change anything on your Zodiac paper. This should be easier though because this person is a caught serial killer.

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

Rubric for assignment:

Downloadable PDF ->Psychological Evaluation Student Developed Point Rubric

Downloadable PDF ->Psychological Evaluation Teacher Grading Sheet

Task #4 (Extra Credit Opportunity Announcement)

Once you are done writing your psychological evaluation on Arthur Shawcross, and before we switch to our new case, I want you to review some links and give me your feedback. E-Mail the links of up to three free online web games with a brief reasoning as to why the game would be worth making class time to play. Click on the examples below to see some and then try to find some more games online. Each link and reasoning will be worth 15 points. This is a standing offer till the end of the semester.

Game #1 – The Scene of the Crime

Game #2 – Catch the Killer


Task #5 

Now lets look at a more modern case. This will be the case of  John Hughes.


Cornell Notes -> Cornell Notes -John Hughes- Your Name

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

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