What if -- and stay with us on this one -- you were an alien from another planet. For whatever reason, you're here on Earth and you look like a human. So as you wander aimlessly across this new world, you trespass on someone's property and you're arrested. The police take you in and start interrogating you, but of course you have no idea what's going on. You don't know you have rights. You don't even know what crime you've committed.
Is this a perfect comparison to teens or juveniles who are interrogated for crimes they commit? Well, no. It certainly screams of false equivalency. But the point we are trying to make is echoed by a recent study that found teenagers who were placed in an interrogation room had no clue what their rights were, or what they were even supposed to do while they were in there.