Period 4 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (2-7-2017)

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Behavioral Assessment of Correctional Inmates / Comparing & contrasting different countries prison systems.


Prison Systems

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

Students will be able to recognize the different correctional methodologies prisons around the world use when attempting to modify inmate behavior and formulate solutions to the weaknesses they identify in each system.

Today’s Objective(s):

  1. Students will utilize their digital reference materials during an initial inmate behavioral analysis in order to gather enough evidence to compare and contrast their mentalities and reasons for turning to crime.
  2. Students will be able to explain the differences between how U.S. Prisons and Russian Prisons operate in both verbal and written formats.

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


7 Key Theories on Why We Commit Crime

Organized vs Disorganized Killers Chart

Psychiatric Disorders Associated With Criminal Behavior (Version 3)

Stalker Behavior Escalation Chart Notes


Warm Up (0 minutes)

No warm up today.

Task #1 – (3 minutes)

Look over your online work and make sure it is all submitted correctly. That means all the same format for titles “Period # – Your Name – Assignment Title”.

Task #2 – (15 minutes)

Make sure your prisoner analysis form from yesterday is complete.

Downloadable .doc  -> Prisoner Analysis (2-12-2016)

Task #3 – (50 minutes)

You will now be introduced to the Russian Prison system and their version of a SuperMax facility. Download the .doc file below and share it to me at

Downloadable .doc -> Period # – Your Name – Russia Prison Comparison)

Video Link (In case embedded video below does not work) -> Black Dolphin Prison 

Embedded Video:

Step #5 – (17 minutes)

Be aware that step 5 is leading to write a compare and contrast essay. If you would like some ideas for how to write one or improve your skills here is a guide created by the Santa Barbara City College.

Downloadable PDF -> How to Write a Compare Contrast Essay

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