Can cultural relativism be used to excuse behavior that harms others?

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Can cultural relativism be used to excuse behavior that harms others?

Determinism versus the free will debate has important implications for ethics. The trend toward seeing forces outside our control as responsible for our actions has contributed to relabeling behaviors and have enabled people to avoid taking responsibility for their actions. One of the most famous incidents was that of Penn State University Football coach, Jerry Sandusky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSW6aG9hWok

Then, answer the following question in a short essay format. Your essay should be no more than 1 page, double spaced (roughly 275 words). You will be graded on content, organization, development, conventions, and APA format.
Can cultural relativism be used to excuse behavior that harms others? Please reference the case and video as part of your answer.

 

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