Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (11-4-2016)

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Editing College Level Serial Killer Analysis Work


Killers Unit

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 continue learning to analyze the behaviors of a killer, their mentality, and their styles as well as edit a professor’s work to be more viewer friendly.

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


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

Online Resources for Today:

Introduction to Serial Killer Analysis (V2)

Mr. Tyler’s Google Criminal Behavior Student Toolbox 


Warm Up:

Head to and enter room “A89559b4”

Results -> *Will be forwarded to your individual Google Files*

Task #1 – 

Today is going to be the last day to Download the powerpoint below by Dr. Mike Aamodt from Radford University. Scroll through  his presentation to get familiar with what he is trying to say and do in this work. This presentation is pretty typical of college professors. It is clunky, wordy, and not viewer friendly. After you have gotten familiar with the work go through the presentation and delete / reorganize / rearrange the work into a more viewer friendly format.
Assignment -> Downloadable PPT -> Serial Killers Presentation by Dr. Mike Aamodt


The Fall 2015 Criminal Behavior courses did a similar activity with a student developed presentation on the YaKuZa. They took the original version and improved it by deleting, rearranging, and reorganizing the information.

Original YaKuZa Presentation -> History of the Yakuza (Rohit’s Version -PDF)

Downloadable Examples of Presentation After Students rearranged, combined, and deleted material ->

History of the Yakuza (Group 4)

History of the Yakuza (Group 5)

Task #2 – 

After you have finished your editing work you will be taking a comprehension quiz on Dr. Aamodt’s work. This is to make sure that you actually read over his work before you started editing.

Task #3 – 


I was thinking of adding some additional units to this course, but before I do I want your opinion on if the following units are worth exploring based on the definition of the purpose of this course.

  1. Terrorism (Think 9/11 & ISIS)
  2. Piracy (The actual criminal act of piracy. 18th Century to Present. Like Pirates of the Caribbean to Captain Phillips)

If you think of another unit you would like to see taught in this course please include your idea in your opinion e-mail to me.

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