Social networks


The aim of this module is to explain corruption. The concepts of "active corruption" and "passive corruption" are developed. It also covers the notion of "influence peddling".

The module consists of a 3-minute motion design followed by a quiz to validate the learners' knowledge.


  • Understand corruption

  • Address active and passive corruption

  • Understand the difference between private and public corruption

  • To deal with influence peddling

  • Engage employees on a strategic issue for companies

French criminal law distinguishes between two types of corruption:

These two offences, although complementary, are distinct and autonomous. Their perpetrators can be prosecuted and tried separately.

Bribery is said to be "public" when the bribe-taker is a public official, and "private" when the latter is a person not holding a public office.

To sum up:

Influence peddling refers to the fact that a person in a position of public authority uses his or her position or influence, real or assumed, to favourably influence a decision to be taken by a public authority or administration.

It involves three players: the beneficiary (the person who provides benefits or gifts), the intermediary (the person who uses the credit he or she enjoys by virtue of his or her position) and the target, who holds the decision-making power.

Criminal law distinguishes between :