Ruthlessness – in the sphere of Criminal Law in many jurisdictions this legal term details continuous and evil mistreatment or harassment on the base of religion, race, etc. of a person or group of people by another person or group. Ruthlessness results in injuring the victim with no mercy and no pity. This is why the most common types of persecution are religious persecution, ethnic persecution and political persecution. Synonym of “ruthlessness” is “truculence”.