Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (1-27-2016)

Period 3 - Criminal BehaviorTopic:

Psychiatric Disorders combined with Homicidal Tendencies


Psychiatric Disoders

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

90% of students will be able to logically label fictional characters with a psychiatric disorder in 3 0f 4 trials.

Today’s Objective:

Students will diagnose a new patient named “Norman” utilizing your “Disorganized vs Organized killer chart”, “7 key theories cheat sheet”, and your notes on mental disorders.


7 Key Theories on Why We Commit Crime

Organized vs Disorganized Killers Chart

Psychiatric Disorders Associated With Criminal Behavior (Version 3)


Warm Up:

Go to and enter room number “A89559b4”.

Results -> Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Warm Up Results (1-27-2016)

Task #1 – We are going to set up a diagnosis chart ( cornell note style). Remember to save and share this document with

Downloadable Doc -> Cornell Notes Template

Task #2 – We will be gathering behavioral evidence on our patient known as “Norman”. We will be doing this by examining some video clips from the 1960 film Psycho. We will not be watching the whole film, just the scenes where Norman is talking with other people.

Task #3 – Brief class discussion on what evidence we gathered.

Task #4 – Now the evidence you have gathered will be turned into a  five paragraph essay that will be due this Friday (1-29-2016) at the beginning of class. You can either write this essay by hand or type it. In your essay you need to state which of the 7 key theories best explains his behavior, if he is an organized or disorganized killer, and what psychiatric disorder you believe he is primarily suffering from.


Begin getting your essay ready. Do not wait till late tomorrow night to start working on it.