Lesson focus

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Freedom
  • Integrity

ExpectationS and goals

  • Students to list and describe the different types of crime
  • Students to understand / have an appreciation of the consequences of crime
  • Students to understand how contacting Crime Stoppers can assist in reducing or preventing crime

Learning experiences

Classroom Ideas

  1. Teacher or students to access a recent article that describes a crime that has been committed.
  2. Hold a class discussion on the article. Pose the question, “What type of crime was committed?”
  3. Ask students to brainstorm as many types of crime as they can think of in pairs or individually
  4. Direct students to access the ‘crime type’ section on the Crime Stoppers WA website at  to view types of crime.
  5. Provide students with access to Types of crime (Resource 9 below) and ask them to complete by matching the image with the correct crime type. Also ask them to write a description of the crime type and research ways that society/community attempts to reduce the incidence of that crime type.
  6. Organise students into pairs. Provide them with access to levels and consequences of crime (Resource 10) and ask them to complete. Tie the concept back to Crime Stoppers – it is important to protect what we value.
  7. Ask the pairs to choose one of the focus questions and develop an argument for and against. They are to then present this critical review either verbally, in written form or as an audio stimulus.
  8. Provide students with access to Cooperative and collaborative learning: Peer review (Resource 11) and ask them to complete.
  9. Provide students with access to Crime scenario story board (Resource 12) and ask them to create a colourful 6-cell comic strip about one of the scenarios from Levels and consequences of crime (Resource 10). The Crime scenario story board needs to include:
    1. type of crime
    2. setting, context
    3. effects
    4. and perhaps a positive outcome as a result of intervention

focus questions

  1. What type of crime was committed?
  2. What are the different types of crime?
  3. Why do people decide to become involved by reporting crime? Why don’t they?
  4. What are the emerging trends in crime types?
  5. What crime types weren’t around 50 years ago?
  6. How and why do people co-operate in communities?
  7. How does Crime Stoppers play a positive role in protecting society?
  8. How can a contact to Crime Stoppers assist in reducing or preventing crime?
  9. In what ways does Australia’s system of law provide opportunities for all Australian citizens to have access to justice?

Assessment tasks

Students to:

  1. Complete Cooperative and collaborative learning: Peer review (Resource 11)
  2. Undertake a critical review of a focus question

Download resources and tools

Printable lesson plan  [Download Year 7, Lesson 4 plan]

Types of crime https://www.crimestopperswa.com.au/crime-types/

Resource 9:Types of crime [Download Resource 9]

Resource 10: Levels and consequences of crime [Download Resource 10]

Resource 11: Cooperative and collaborative learning: Peer review [Download Resource 11]

Resource 12: Crime scenario story board [Download Resource 12]