Using the "Fighting Violent Gang Crime with Math" article in Bridging the Gap, pages 204-207, summarize only appropriate information from this article that you might want to include in a research paper entitled:
Science and Policing: The Future of Police Work
Make sure to do a formal summary with an attribution at the start and a citation at the end.
Be aware of these common errors in summarizing: Many writers put their personal viewpoints in the summary – please do not do that. Remember that a summary is a condensed version or overview of the main ideas in the text. Also, many writers write overlong summaries, with too many details. Remember that a summary is short. For the articles you’re working with, your summaries should most likely not be more than 6-7 sentences long. Finally, many writers stick too closely to the wording and sentence structure of the original text. Remember that you need to put the author’s main ideas into your own words and sentence structures.
Evaluation Criteria for Summaries:
•appropriate choice of information to summarize, relevant to the assigned paper topic
•accurate identification of author’s main idea
•restatement of author’s main idea using your own language, sentence structure, style
•correct attribution and documentation