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31-26-2. Purpose of Act.
Recognizing the state’s concern for victims of crime, it is the purpose of the Victims of Crime Act to assure that:
- The full impact of a crime is brought to attention of a court.
- Victims of violent crimes are treated with dignity, respect and sensitivity at all stages of the criminal justice process;
- Victims’ rights are protected by law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and judges as vigorously as are the rights of criminal defendants; and
- The provisions of Article 2. Section 24 of the constitution of New Mexico are implemented in statute.
31-22-8. Crimes Enumerated.
A. The crimes to which the Crime Victims Reparation Act [ 31-22-1 NMSA 1978] applies and for which reparation to victims may be made are the following enumerated offenses and all other offenses in which any enumerated offense is necessarily included: