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Introduction

The Australian Government’s Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report (AIHW, 2015) includes data from over 1,000 prison entrants from all states and territories across the country. It states 49% of the prisoners surveyed reported that they have or have been told by a qualified medical professional that they are suffering from a mental health disorder. This leads one to question, are people with mental health problems at an increased risk of violent offending? This essay will begin by looking at what constitutes a mental health problem and how these problems are categorized by different regions. It will then explore the relationship between violent offending and certain types of mental health problems from biological, behavioural, and psychological disorders. Within the examination and discussion of the question ‘Are people with mental health problems at increased risk of violent offending?’ empirical research will be used to explore what links exist between these specific mental health problem areas and violent offences being carried out. It is intended that this essay will support and clarify the link between certain types of mental health problems and the increased risk the sufferers of the problems pose to the community through heightened rates of violent offending.

In the Beginning the Emperor...

I started this project because as soon as I read about the famed gunship of the Adeptus Astartes, I knew that I wanted one. The price tag associated with buying one from Forgeworld however, is another story. Especially once you read about the mould issues, and how much additional work needs to be put in. Being no stranger to modelling, I decided to build my own. The obvious goal of this project was to have a model that resembled a Thunderhawk Gunship, but I also wanted to fix some things with the original design that began to bug me over the years.

This is a minor essay written for University of Pennsylvania's course 'Revolutionary Ideas: Utility, Justice, Equality, Freedom' on the Harm Principle

One answer to the question of why we should have a State, comes from John Stuart Mill, that the state improves human welfare by preventing us from harming each other, also known as the Harm Principle. This means that the state needs to prevent us from harming and fighting with each other, which it can do so through the implementation of laws and processes to enforce these laws. The State then allows for peaceful and productive relations to emerge and therefore creates a basic condition for peaceful coexistence.

Below is an excerpt from an internal paper I wrote in 2013 for N3V Games

How the iOS App Charts Work

The Apple iOS App Charts rankings are influenced by the following factors:

  • Rolling Download Count per 24 Hours
  • Download Figures for the Previous 72 Hours
  • Daily Active Users
  • Amount of Reviews
  • Volume of Ratings / Average Rating Score

Through a combination of these values, apps are ranked against each other overall, and on their genre specific stores. Knowing how this ranking system works, it is possible to put yourself ahead of the majority of apps available by implementing a few key measures that specifically aim to improve your numbers in the 4 major ranking areas which will increase your performance on the mobile app charts.