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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 2018 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


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. © 2017, Book Industry Study Group, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of the 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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