Period 4 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (4-25-2017)

Criminal Behavior HeaderTopic:

Killer Behavioral Analysis


Serial Killers

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

  1. 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.
  2. Articulate the prevalence and patterns of forms of serial homicide over time.
  3. Apply and contrast the main criminological theories used to explain serial homicide and speak to the respective empirical validity of each as applied to this rare form of criminal offending.
  4. Articulate the strategies of investigation and crime scene analysis used in the used in the investigation and prosecution of serial offenders.

*Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal written with this downloadable guide -> SmartGoals Template for Educators

Today’s Objective:

Students will be develop another profile of  a serial killer based on crime scenes.

*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:

Make sure you have turned in all your work from last week into its correct spot at the front of the room. I will be turning in grades for progress report.

Tuesday – Dr. Aamodt Student Report  (200 points)

Wednesday – Comprehension Check  (50 points)

Thursday –  Costa’s Questions Development (100 points)

Friday – Interviewing a Serial Killer  (100 points)

Task #1 – Analyzing Killer Behavior 

We are going to look at two cases today from the 90’s. We are going to set up Cornell notes for each and analyze the killers behavior.

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