Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (4-11-2017)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

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 three different real world serial killers before conducting an analysis project on their 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 are three similarities between Andre Chikatilo and Jeffrey Dahmer?

2. Do you believe that the court giving Albert Fish the Death Penalty was an appropriate punishment? Why or why not? Explain your answer.


Step #1 (If you were gone yesterday)

  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 have finished gathering 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.

Task #3 Dr. Aamodt Report Breakdown

Now that we have laid down a foundation of knowledge about serial killers we are going to delve deeper. For those of you whose accounts are still activity you may grab a Chromebook now to continue. If your account is still locked because you have yet to turn in your GAFE form you will paper and pencil to continue following along.

PDF Presentation -> Dr. Mike Aamodt – Serial Killer Presentation (Radford University)

Assignment -> Dr. Aadomt’s Work

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

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