This law shall be liberally construed to effectuate the objects and purposes thereof and the public policy of the state as hereby declared. This law shall supersede all laws and parts of laws, inconsistent with this law, to the extent of such inconsistency, but in all other respects shall be deemed supplemental to such laws and parts of laws. Nothing contained in this law shall be construed as a repeal of any of the provisions of the penal law or the code of criminal procedure or of any other law of this state relating to criminal or quasi-criminal actions or proceedings.