The social bond theory explains criminal behavior as a result of a loss of attachment towards a particular social group. An individual who is inclined to target a particular group may feel like an outsider, and seems to lack the empathy they would otherwise posses if they were to feel more integrated with the social norm. Social bond theorists believe that a common sense of moral values comes to influence all of society, and those with a strong shared belief in those values are less likely to ultimately violate them. There are four parts to the social bond theory which determine whether or not a person will engage in criminal or antisocial behavior, and they include: attachment, commitment, involvement, and belief.
One example of this theory in action would be a student with a history of behavioral problems being transferred from one school to another. The new school may have a stricter level of tolerance for violations of district wide standards of conduct, with the old school having a more lenient policy. This more lenient policy may be a result of the environment the school is located in. Perhaps the new school is located in an environment that is ill experienced with behavioral problems that are regularly experienced by others.
The student may also prove to be conditioned by the previous environment which loosely held to district wide standards, resulting in the student also developing an overall detachment from these district wide standards. This may lead to a scenario where the student partakes in delinquent acts, and as a result the student is subjected to reactionary discipline, which may of otherwise been only considered had he remained at the school with a more lenient policy.
My solution for such a scenario would be to work towards a common standard where all schools are expected to hold strictly to distract wide rules of conduct. This would limit the level of transition between schools.
These varying standards could also be related to certain areas beings stressed on resources, as the surrounding public has come to use the schools attributed resources differently. This may necessitate district oversight on how each schools resources are being used by the attending student body, so that allocated resources could be properly adjusted based on the areas needs.