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BISAC Subject Headings List, True Crime

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If you need more information on how to select a BISAC code go to our, we have a page that walks you through the process. If you can't find the code you're looking for please go back and review other Major Subjects to find an alternate code or use our Suggestion Form to suggest revisions to the next version of the list.

Step 2: Determine the specific term which describes your book. An asterisk (*) denotes a heading that is new for the 2019 Edition.


Use subjects in this section for historical works and/or works primarily intended for the general public.  For works discussing the causes, detection, and prevention of crime, use "SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology".

TRU000000    TRUE CRIME / General

TRU006000    TRUE CRIME / Abductions, Kidnappings & Missing Persons

TRU004000    TRUE CRIME / Con Artists, Hoaxes & Deceptions

TRU011000    TRUE CRIME / Cybercrime *

TRU001000    TRUE CRIME / Espionage

TRU007000    TRUE CRIME / Forensics

TRU008000    TRUE CRIME / Heists & Robberies

TRU010000    TRUE CRIME / Historical

TRU002000    TRUE CRIME / Murder / General

TRU002020    TRUE CRIME / Murder / Mass Murder

TRU002010    TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers

TRU003000    TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime

TRU009000    TRUE CRIME / Sexual Assault

TRU005000    TRUE CRIME / White Collar Crime

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

Please note that the BISAC Subject Headings List is governed by the following copyright notice. © 2019, Book Industry Study Group, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this list or any attached documents may be distributed or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the express permission of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.


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