Week : Week 1


Topic :  Common Crimes


Previous Knowledge : Pupils are conversant with some of the previous topics that have been taught in the previous lessons most especially Natural Talent


Behavioural Objectives : At the end of the lesson , pupils should be able to

  • explain the meaning of crimes
  • give examples of crimes
  • say the rewards of crimes
  • know that crime does not pay

Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks

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According to free Merriam-Webster dictionary,a crime is an illegal act for which someone can be punished by government,it is an offence against the law of the land which is punishable by law.

A crime can be simply be defined as an illegal behavior which is punishable by law of the land,A person that commits a crime is called a criminal

Crime involves violation of the law of the land and attracts stiff punishment depending on the seriousness of the offence.

The following are the various types of crime;

  • Personal crime; These are crimes causing bodily harm or injury, they are also known as crime against persons, they include rape,robbery,aggravated assault,murder,etc,it is very common among youths
  • Property crimes;;; These are crimes which do not lead to personal harm or injury, they include burglary,theft,arson,etc,it is also common among the youths in urban centers,
  • Organized crimes; These are crimes committed by a particular set of people involving distribution of illegal goods,examples include weapons,smuggling,money laundering,hard drugs business,illegal gambling and so on
  • White collar crimes;; These are crimes committed by highly placed in the society such as politicians,business moguls,renowned professionals,etc it includes embezzlement of public or employers funds,tax evasion and violation of tax laws,etc
  • Victimless crimes;; This is also known as crime against morality,these include illegal use of drug,prostitution,illegal gambling,etc,there are no victims or complainants in these forms of crime,




The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise




  1. Define crime
  2. State and explain two types of crime;
  3. Explain falsehood