BISAC Subject Headings List

True Crime

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TRUE CRIME

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

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