Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (12-2-2016)

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Serial Killer Behavioral Analysis & Review of the basic differences in manslaughter and murder.


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 practicing identifying the differences between murder and manslaughter.

*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:

Go to and enter room “A89559b4”

Results -> *sent to your individual student folders*

Task #1 ( Murder/Manslaughter/ Level of Guilty)

Step #1

Download the blank Cornell Note form below

Download -> Cornell Notes (V2)

Step #2

We are going to look over a Law & Order case to practice analyzing degrees of murder and the difference between voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.

Step #3

Before we reveal how the jury found the defendants I want you to vote on who you find guilty of what. Use the polls below to cast your vote.





Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door


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