Corporate scandals repeatedly raise the question of the motives of white-collar criminals. Why do managers - people with influence, established status and above-average income - become corrupt or financial statement manipulators? The media and even professional compliance experts often paint a picture of a greedy and manipulative person. The answer to corruption is primarily sought within the character of the perpetrator: Narcissist or psychopath is a common attribution. However, this approach is an enormous reduction in the complexity of the human psyche. In this short We will take look into the power of situational factors that can transform good people into corrupt practices.