With all of the crime dramas on TV nowadays, more students have taken an interest in how psychological profiling is conducted in real life crimes. Well, this isn't a true crime scenario, but it is a fun activity to get students to think like detectives! Guide your students as they determine if the three murders are, indeed, connected and who the killer is!! This activity was designed for an Intro to Criminal Justice class, made up mostly of sophomores who are interested in becoming police officers after high school.
This activity works best if the class either 1) works in a whole group discussion; or 2) is divided into small groups where everyone is actively participating. Encourage them to not look over any detail given to them.
Allow the students to make their deduction before going on to slide 11, which holds the answer to the crime.
This activity has proven to be extremely successful and students will talk about it for the rest of the year!
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