Power abuse doesn't only occur in workplaces, it can occur in any type of institution. It happened to me at a university. I was pressured by a professor to steal information from the firm where I interned. I refused to do it and could not graduate on time for this reason. This professor was overseeing my thesis work and did not approve my thesis because I did not succumb to pressure. It's sad, but this sort of thing happens all the time. And not everyone can resist like I was able to.