Corruption typically occurs where someone has been entrusted with power and has abused it for personal gain. It can happen in both a private and public context and can affect a huge variety of organisations ranging from the operation of national governments, all the way through to the smallest of entities with only a handful of employees. Typically corruption has been most prevalent in the context of political or financial organisations, but recent scandals within FIFA and the IOC demonstrates that it reaches into all aspects of society where influence can be bought and sold. We examine the pervasive effect that corruption can have on human behaviour.