Period 4 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (4-10-2017)

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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 gather evidence on Kazem “Kaz” Pourghafari and his potential involvement in the death of Amanda Alley in order analyze his behavior.

*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:


1.What is a cannibal? Why is cannibalism bad for humans?

2.What is the difference hedonistic between visionary style serial killer?


Step #1

  1. Get out a piece of notebook paper. We will be looking at several case studies.
  2. Set it up for Cornell Notes.
  3. Title it “Famous Killers”.
  4. Essential Question – “Which serial killer has impacted society more?”

Task #2 Diagram

Once we gathered some Cornell note data on Fish, Chikatilo, Dahmer, and an individual of your choice we will be charting out this information and analyzing these individuals. You may work with a partner if you like. I will be giving you a large piece of paper to work with as well as borrowing markers from Mr. Perez. Below is an example of the diagram we will be using on the big sheet of paper.

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

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