1. Clearly state your informed opinion as to Thompson’s path forward in a thesis statement. How must she
view this incident and how should she behave with the police?
2. Clearly discuss the anthropological perspectives of ethnocentrism and cultural relativism in this case study.
What might your personal view of the incident be? What must be the view of an anthropologist?
3. Review the ethics code at the AAA website and consider Thompson’s response to the police. What should
she do with her field notes? What should she respond when questioned by the police?
4. Write a conclusion that comments on cultural relativism and anthropological ethics. What did you learn about
an anthropologist’ social responsibility to their research subjects and to their own academic discipline?