A study examining sex offenses in the state where Megan's Law was created says it hasn't deterred repeat offenses.
The report released Thursday finds that registering sex offenders in New Jersey does make it easier to find offenders once they are accused of a sex crime.
New Jersey was among the first states to enact laws requiring community notification and sex offender registration.
The laws are named for Megan Kanka. She was 7 years old when a twice-convicted sex offender who lived her home raped and killed her in 1994.